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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Court Bell

 
 
Old Court Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Old Court Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell once used to notify the people court was in session, hung in Henderson County’s third court house from 1843 until 1963 when the building was demolished to make way for a new temple of justice.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 37° 50.342′ N, 87° 35.507′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on 1st Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and Old Court Bell are located beside the sidewalk, adjacent to the flag pole, directly in front of the north (1st Street) entrance to the Henderson County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 North Main Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nancy Morgan Hart (here, next to this marker); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Action
Old Court Bell Marker (<i>wide view; showing bell; courthouse entrance in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Old Court Bell Marker (wide view; showing bell; courthouse entrance in background)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Raid on Newburgh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (about 300 feet away); Central Park Fountain (about 400 feet away); County Formed, Named (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Regarding Old Court Bell. This is the bell that sat atop the former Henderson County Courthouse.
 
Old Court Bell Marker (<i>wide view from 1st Street; marker visible adjacent to flag pole</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Old Court Bell Marker (wide view from 1st Street; marker visible adjacent to flag pole)
Old Court Bell (<i>view from side opposite the marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
4. Old Court Bell (view from side opposite the marker)
Old Court Bell (<i>detail view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
5. Old Court Bell (detail view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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