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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Court House Bell

 
 
The Court House Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
1. The Court House Bell Marker
Inscription.  From 1861 to 1929, from the cupola of the old Dauphin County Court House, this bell rang out its message to the people of Harrisburg.

Cast by Meneely’s
of West Troy, New York

 
Location. 40° 15.402′ N, 76° 52.731′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Front Street and Mary Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the grounds of the John Harris Mansion, on the north side of the mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Harris, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Native Nations of the Susquehanna Valley (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Native Nations of the Susquehanna Valley (a few steps from this marker); John Harris, Sr., and the Mulberry Tree (a few steps from this marker); John Harris Mansion
The Court House Bell Marker (<i>tall view; this bell is from the 2nd (1860) County Court House</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
2. The Court House Bell Marker (tall view; this bell is from the 2nd (1860) County Court House)
(a few steps from this marker); Harrisburg's Grand Review of Black Troops (a few steps from this marker); John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); John Harris Sr. Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted knee-high on the brick pedestal which supports the bell. The pedestal, marker and bell are within a small gazebo on the north side of the John Harris Mansion.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Dauphin County Courthouse
 
Also see . . .  Dauphin County Courthouse. The current building is the third county courthouse built in Dauphin County. The first courthouse was built in 1792 at Market and Court Streets. The first courthouse was removed in 1860 and the second was built in its location. The second building was removed in 1948. The current courthouse was designed in 1940 by the Harrisburg architectural firm Lawrie and Green. It was completed in 1942. (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Court House Bell Marker (<i>side view; cornerstone from 1860 Dauphin County Court House</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
3. The Court House Bell Marker (side view; cornerstone from 1860 Dauphin County Court House)
John Harris Mansion (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
4. John Harris Mansion (view from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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