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Princeton in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Revolution Bicentennial Bell

 
 
American Revolution Bicentennial Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 22, 2012
1. American Revolution Bicentennial Bell Marker
Inscription. From 1879 to 1929, this bell was rung to open court at the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton. After the courthouse was dismantled in 1929, the bell was used as a dinner bell at the County poor farm at Gardner. Later discarded at the farm, the bell was saved by Mrs. Lida Pine Taliaferro, who with her sisters preserved the bell for the County until 1976 when it was returned to the courthouse for the nationwide Bicentennial bell-ringing ceremony held at 2 PM, July 4, 1976.

Bell mounted by the Mercer County commission: Luther Byrd (president), Joe Coburn, Clarence Six, and Wilson Harvey, Clerk.

November 11, 1977

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 37° 21.948′ N, 81° 6.17′ W. Marker is in Princeton, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main St (West Virginia Route 20) and S Walker St, on the left when traveling west on Main St. Click for map. The bell is located in front of the Mercer County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton WV 24740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Blankenship (a few steps from this marker); Princeton (within shouting distance of this marker);
American Revolution Bicentennial Bell image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 22, 2012
2. American Revolution Bicentennial Bell
McNutt House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Pigeon's Roost (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Kee (approx. 9.5 miles away); Bluefield (approx. 9.5 miles away); Andrew Davidson (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bluefield State Teacherís College (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton.
 
Additional keywords. US Bicentennial
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
American Revolution Bicentennial Bell image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 22, 2012
3. American Revolution Bicentennial Bell
Mercer County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 22, 2012
4. Mercer County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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