Southampton Township

Southampton Township was formed in 1799 and is nestled in the southern part of Bedford County with the Mason-Dixon Line forming its southern boundary.  Tussey Mountain rises and divides this second largest township in Bedford County. 

 

The Hewitt Covered Bridge, a 88-foot long Burr Truss bridge is located in Hewitt.  It crosses over Town Creek and is one of 15 historic covered bridges in Bedford County.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

 

Southampton was a hustling township in earlier days.  It was home to several post offices in Elbinsville, Chaneysville, Beans Cove and Hewitt.  Today the mail mostly arrives from the Clearville Post Office although a few residents receive their mail from Everett and Artemas.

 

Eleven one-room schoolhouses and one two-room schoolhouse once stood in the township, some are still standing today.  Several churches are also located here but only a few still have regular services.

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Zion Church

Mount Zion Church

Mount Zion Church and Cemetery Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Zion Schoolhouse

Mount Zion Schoolhouse

Mount Zion Schoolhouse near the Mount Zion Church and Cemetery Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Oakdale Church

Oakdale Church

Oakdale Church Flintstone Creek Road Southampton Township, Bedford County Pennylvania

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Cemetery Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Cemetery Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Cemetery Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Cemetery Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Cemetery Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Chaneysville Community Church

Chaneysville Community Church

Chaneysville Community Church formerly known as the Chaneysville Methodist Church Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

East View Cemetery

East View Cemetery

East View Cemetery also referred to as the Chaneysville Methodist Cemetery Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

El-Bethel Assembly of God Church

El-Bethel Assembly of God Church

El-Bethel Assembly of God Church Ragged Mountain Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Beans Cove Methodist Church

Beans Cove Methodist Church

Beans Cove Methodist Church and Cemetery Intersection of Beans Cove Road and Flintstone Creek Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Beans Cove Methodist Church

Beans Cove Methodist Church

Beans Cove Methodist Church and Cemetery Intersection of Beans Cove Road and Flintstone Creek Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

Prosperity Christian Church

Prosperity Christian Church

Prosperity Christian Church Black Valley Road Southampton Township, Bedford County

Prosperity Cemetery

Prosperity Cemetery

Prosperity Cemetery Town Creek Road Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Hope Christian Church

Mount Hope Christian Church

Mount Hope Christian Church Elbinsville Road Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery Elbinsville Road Southampton Township, Bedford County

Mount Hope Cemetey

Mount Hope Cemetey

Mount Hope Cemetery Elbinsville Road Southampton Township, Bedford County

Perdew (Cessna) Farm Cemetery

Perdew (Cessna) Farm Cemetery

Perdew (Cessna) Farm Cemetery Saw Mill Road off of Beans Cove Road Beans Cove, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

German Reformed Church

German Reformed Church

German Reformed Church Once stood at the top of Church Hill Road Chaneysville, Pennsylvania Southampton Township, Bedford County

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