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"A trading post built in 1750 on the Juniata River in southwestern Pennsylvania was joined by a British stockade in 1758 and named Fort Bedford after the fourth Duke of Bedford. Bedford County, named after the fort, was formed on March 9, 1771, out of Cumberland County, with Bedford town as county seat. Mainly a farming region, Bedford also attracted many visitors to its natural springs resort. The True American was the second newspaper (after the Bedford Gazette, established in Bedford County, becoming the Democratic Enquirer in 1827. Its editor was Thomas R. Gettys, followed in quick succession by five others until David Over purchased the weekly, then known as the Bedford Democratic Inquirer and of Whig affiliation, on January 1, 1850. Over’s predecessor, William T. Chapman, Jr., is ...

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