Bedford County has many historic sites as well as plenty of shops and places to go “antiqueing.” There are also several options for skiing and golfing in the area. The town of Bedford, only 15 minutes away, has plenty of attractions, too. Originally called Raystown, Bedford was settled about 1751 and laid out in 1766. Bedford was incorporated on March 13, 1795. For many years it was an important frontier military post. The Espy House in Bedford is notable for having been the headquarters of George Washington and his force of 13,000 while putting down the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, which had started around the Jean Bonnet Tavern.