Bedford County Historical Society Map

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Bedford County Flag

Bedford County Flag

Bedford Co. Flag: 3x5 feet high and made with quality nylon. The Bedford County Flag was designed by Todd Greenawalt as part of a flag contest held in conjunction with the first Bedford County Day celebration in March of 2009. This design was adopted by the Bedford County Commissioners as the Official Flag of the County. It 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