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Near Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Phelps Acre Park

Original Location of the Bell

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
1. Phelps Acre Park Marker
Inscription.  Phelps Acre Park Dedicated October 24, 2015 We want to express our deep gratitude to the Central College Presbyterian Church for loaning us this historic church bell from one of Blendon Township’s first Presbyterian churches and placing it with honor here at its original location, today known as Phelps Acre. Blendon Township Board of Trustees Jan Heichel, Trustee Stew Flaherty, Trustee Jim Welch, Trustee Wade Estep, Fiscal Officer
 
Erected 2015 by Blendon Township Board of Trustees.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 40° 5.702′ N, 82° 54.355′ W. Marker is near Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Hempstead Road near Dempsey Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3732 Dempsey Road, Westerville OH 43081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blendon Township's Early Presbyterian Churches and Church Bell
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
2. Phelps Acre Park Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Edward Phelps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Blendon Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blendon Central Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Blendon Township War Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Ellsworth Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Central College Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
 
More about this marker. Note: this is the same bell as OHS #10- 25
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
3. Phelps Acre Park Marker
as seen from Hempstead Road
Phelps Acre Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
4. Phelps Acre Park Marker
the much discussed, re-located bell, back at its original site
Phelps Acre Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 15, 2017
5. Phelps Acre Park Marker
park sign, at the corner of Dempsey and Hempstead Roads There are two markers in this park, and three more across the road in the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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