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Orleans in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Orleans School Bell

 

—Bell “Rang” for 101 Years —

 
Orleans School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
1. Orleans School Bell Marker
(Click any photo to see the details.)
Inscription. This bell rung in the Orleans Academy building when built in 1864, remained in the enlarged public school building until it was razed in 1965.
 
Location. 38° 39.723′ N, 86° 27.186′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker is on South Maple Street north of West Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orleans IN 47452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orleans Congress Square (here, next to this marker); Orleans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Area War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman Corner (approx. one mile away); Freeman's Corner (approx. one mile away); Orange County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Honor Roll (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Making A Bell ::. (Courtesy "Guy Fox" England) This video was made in the well known "Church Bell Foundry" which was established in 1570 and yet making bells. The enjoyable video takes us through the very interesting process of
Long View - - Orleans School Bell Marker & School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
2. Long View - - Orleans School Bell Marker & School Bell
making a bell.! ! (Submitted on September 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Two Years Given::
The older "School Bell" marker states 1864 as the year for the building of the "Orleans Academy".

The "Indiana Historical Marker" (a newer marker) standing a few feet away - notes 1866 as the year of construction for the "Orleans Academy" with its operation in 1867.

One of the markers is "right" - while one of the markers is "not-so" right..!! So the Bell - Rings on...!!
    — Submitted September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

 
Categories. Education
 
Another Side - - Orleans School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
3. Another Side - - Orleans School Bell
The plaque on this side is the "Construction Plaque" - - stating that in 2000 the brick structure (and other park items) was built by the Town of Orleans, Indiana and the Downtown Millennium Project.
Other View - - Orleans School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
4. Other View - - Orleans School Bell
Orleans School Bell & Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
5. Orleans School Bell & Gazebo
The Town of Orleans "Gazebo" is also used as a Band Stand. The old school grounds is now a Town Square Park and is known as "Orleans Congress Square".
Orleans "Gazebo" and the "School Bell" image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
6. Orleans "Gazebo" and the "School Bell"
One of the Rest Areas in Orleans - Congress Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
7. One of the Rest Areas in Orleans - Congress Square Park
Stone listing Donators. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
8. Stone listing Donators.
A Second - Rest Area.. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
9. A Second - Rest Area..
A Second Stone listing Donators.. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
10. A Second Stone listing Donators..
Third Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
11. Third Rest Area
Third Stone listing Donators... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
12. Third Stone listing Donators...
Fourth Rest Area..... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
13. Fourth Rest Area.....
Fourth Stone listing Donators.... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
14. Fourth Stone listing Donators....
Many Donated Trees with Markers. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
15. Many Donated Trees with Markers.
Tree Donation - Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
16. Tree Donation - Stone
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
17. Tree Memorial Stone
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
18. Tree Memorial Stone
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
19. Tree Memorial Stone
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
20. Tree Memorial Stone
The Orleans School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
21. The Orleans School Bell
Side View - - The Orleans School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
22. Side View - - The Orleans School Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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