Bedford County Historical Society Map


Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.

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Bedford County Flag

Bedford County Flag

Bedford Co. Flag: 3x5 feet high and made with quality nylon. Comes with printed description of what all the symbols mean.

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  • Crimson field - taken from the Fort Bedford Flag
  • Kings Colors - Cross of St. George and Cross of St. Andrew are taken from the Fort Bedford flag
  • Geographical boundary map of Bedford County inside a Keystone done in the state colors blue and gold
  • Keystone represents Pennsylvania - a "Keystone" is what holds a bridge or arch together, just as Pennsylvania holds the six Northern Colonies and the six Southern Colonies
  • The date 1771 refers to the year Bedford County was formed out of Cumberland County in the British Province of Pennsylvania
  • Oak and Mountain Laurel branches tied together - the Mountain Laurel to the left and the Oak to the right refers to our diverse county citizens coming together to be one community
  • Motto: "Crown of the Commonwealth" refers to the shape of the county resembling a royal crown and also the county as being the gem of the Commonwealth