The Bedford County Courthouse

200 South Juliana St.
Bedford, PA 15522

Bedford County Court House was built in 1828-1829 and still operating. Simple, elegant architecture, with a pair of curved staircases that lead to the courtroom. Located at the corner of Juliana and Penn Streets in downtown Bedford, PA. 

Register and Recorders Office
Phone: (814) 623-4836
One can find many older wills and deeds at the Register and Recorders office at the Bedford County Courthouse. Wills and deeds are searchable by computer and microfilm. There is a small fee per page for printing. 

Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts
Phone:
 (814) 623-4833
Several different records can be found here including orphans court records from the 1700's to the present. This officer also holds some birth, death, and marriage licenses from 1852-1854. Birth and death records from 1893-1905 can be found here as well as marriage licenses from 1885 to the present. 
Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Open during the lunch hour
Recording until 4:30 pm
Coverage Area: Bedford County

 


The Bedford County Historical Society and Pioneer Library

6441 Lincoln Highway
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2011
Email: bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com
Web Site: www.bedfordpahistory.com 
The Bedford County Historical Society and Pioneer Library is the county's most extensive collection of historical and genealogical materials. The society's Pioneer Library serves as a repository for all types of historical information. They provide the resources and facilities for a broad spectrum of historical and genealogical research with knowledgeable staff to assist. They also sponsor numerous programs, activities, exhibits and seminars throughout the year to highlight areas or events of historical significance to the county and surrounding regions. 

January through March: 

  • Tuesday through Friday - Open from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Monday - Closed

April through December: 

  • Monday through Friday - Open from 9 am to 4 pm
  • 3rd Saturday of each month
  • Other Saturdays and Sunday - Closed


Coverage Area: Bedford County 

Closed on major holidays and sometimes for a day or two before or after the holdiay. Exceptions to normal hours will be posted on our Home page. During bad weather, the Society will also be closed. Please call, (814)623-2011, during that time to avoid disappointments.


The Bedford Springs Historical Society

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort
2138 Business 220
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 624-2416 - William Defibaugh
Phone:  (814) 624-5642 - Concierge Desk
Email:
The Bedford Springs Historical Society collects and maintains any historical document pertaining to the Bedford Springs Hotel and its history.  They maintain old ledgers, guest registrations, and many old documents to be used in Bedford Springs historical research.  Tours of the Bedford Springs are given daily. 
Tours: Given Daily (fee)
Monday - Thursday: 10am
Friday -Saturday: 10am and 2pm
Coverage Area: Bedford Springs History


Bedford LDS Family History Center

160 Donahue Manor Rd.
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-1007 or (814) 623-2482. 
Email: weavercarol65@yahoo.com
Open to the public at no cost. The Bedford Family History Center is part of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The FHC is a computer based center with programs to help organize your family history work. Onsite computer access and available wi-fi for personal laptops during research. 
Hours: Wednesday 2pm-5pm & 6pm-8pm and 2nd Thursday 6pm-8pm (Saturday hours by appointment only)
Coverage Area: General Genealogy Research 


Cumberland Valley Township Historical Society

Phone #1: (814) 623-4024 - Debora Topinka
Phone #2: (814) 494-1369 - Debora Topinka
Email: deboratopinka@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.cvths.org/ 
The Cumberland Valley Historical Society is a nonprofit organization with the main goal of rebuilding the historic covered bridge over Evitts Creek. While working towards that goal, the Society members have been collecting and documenting many historical facts about the township. Society holds some basic information of early area residents as well as any historical document from the area. The society members meet once a month with an open house the 4th Sunday of each month. 
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday / Monthly - 6:30 p.m. in the old Centerville School in Centerville
Meeting Location: 1033 Centerville Road, Centerville, PA 15522
Coverage Area: Cumberland Valley Township


Dutch Corner History Group

982 Imlertown Rd.
Bedford, PA 15522
Email: lora@dutchcornerpa.com
Web Site: www.dutchcornerpa.com
The goal of the Dutch Corner History Group is to collect and preserve the history of Dutch Corner in Bedford County.   The society gathers historical information on the families who have lived here in the past, as well as the present.  They list much of their information online to be used by the public. They also keep original documents on the area.  They have information on Dutch Corner families, locations, land warrant maps, churches, cemeteries, and schools. 
Meetings: Usually 3rd Sunday, monthly: 2pm @ Messiah Lutheran Church in Dutch Corner.
Coverage Area: North Bedford Township, Dutch Corner


Juniata Woolen Mill Inc. 

1427 Lutzville Rd.
Everett, PA 15537
Phone: 814.243.6774
Email: jfosipov@yahoo.com
Built in 1805, the Junaiata Woolen Mill is the oldest known woolen mill in Bedford County. It is situated on the banks of Juniata River on Lutzville Road in Everett, Pa. Juniata Woolen Mill Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the mill back to it's grandeur. Events are held biyearly at the mill. (Spring and in the Fall). The mill is also a place to find relaxing recreational activities including picnic tables at the parking area and a wonderful river walk to the Mill. A great historic place to visit in Bedford County.
Hours: Continuous


Milligans Cove History Group

Email: millcovehistsoc@hotmail.com
An informal group of history lovers in Harrison, Juniata, and Napier Townships. The Milligans Cove Historical Society covers Buffalo Mills, Manns Choice, and other small towns near this area. If you have questions about this area, or have historical images you would like to share, please contact the Milligans Cove Historical Society at the above address. 
Coverage Area: Harrison Township, Juniata Township, Napier Township, Manns Choice, Buffalo Mills and other nearby small towns.



Schellsburg and Old Log Church Historic Society 

P.O. Box 314
Schellsburg, PA 15537 
Phone: 814-733-2984
Email: jherncane@pa.net
Web Site: www.schellsburgpa.org 
The Schellsburg and Old Log Church Historical Society is a volunteer non-profit organization whose purpose is to document and preserve the history of Schellsburg and its surrounding areas, provide education about the history and promote community awareness.
Old Log Church Visiting Hours:
April 1 - Memorial Day - Weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Memorial Day - Labor Day - Daily dawn to dusk
Labor Day - October 31 - Weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coverage Area: Napier Township, Schellsburg and surrounding communities.


Southampton Township Historical Society

Phone #1: (814) 784-3284 - Regina Williams
Phone #2 (814)-652-2400 - Regina Williams 
Email: wrwilliams@embarqmail.com
Web Site: www.southamptonhistory.blogspot.com 
The Southampton Township Historical Society is currently working to restore a 2 room historic schoolhouse in Chaneysville. The society collects historic document and artifacts from the township and also assists in historic research of Southampton Township. 
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday / Monthly - 7 p.m. in the senior citizens room behind the Chaneysville fire hall.
Coverage Area: Southampton Township

Bedford County Cemeteries by The Bedford County Visitors Bureau

(64 pages)

The Bedford County Cemeteries book is a guide with driving directions and GPS coordinates for most of Bedford County's publicly accessible cemetery locations.

$12.85

(Price includes all applicable taxes and shipping and handling)


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Bedford County is conveniently located in South Central, PA, along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lincoln Highway, Interstate 99 and Interstate 70.

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