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Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Aiken County Courthouse Bell

 
 
Aiken County Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Aiken County Courthouse Bell Marker
Inscription. Forged in 1882 at Troy, N.Y., the bell hung in the courthouse 1882-1981.

In 1931, lightning cracked the bell and caused a fire that destroyed the cupola.
 
Location. 33° 33.253′ N, 81° 43.513′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Newberry St SW near New Lane SW. Click for map. At Aiken County Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aiken County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Transit Of Venus Observatory Structure, 1882 (within shouting distance of this marker); The One Room Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hitchcock Woods (about 500 feet away); Coker Spring (about 600 feet away); Hofmann (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitney Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Coker Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aiken Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Highland Park Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
 
Also see . . .  Meneely Bell Foundry. The Meneely Bell Foundry was a bell foundry established in 1826 in West Troy (now Watervliet), New York, by Andrew Meneely. (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Aiken County Courthouse Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Aiken County Courthouse Bell and Marker
 
 
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Aiken County Courthouse Bell image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Aiken County Courthouse Bell
Aiken County Courthouse Bell close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Aiken County Courthouse Bell close-up
Clinton H. Meneely
Bell Company
Troy, N.Y.
A.D. 1882.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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