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This Historic Bell

 
 
This Historic Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 28, 2019
1. This Historic Bell Marker
Inscription.  "In commemoration we rededicate this historic bell which was transferred from the Court House in Ellicottville, New York to the Courthouse in Little Valley New York in the year 1863. After surviving the fire of April 7, 1946, was placed here for preservation on October 6, 1954, by the Cattaraugus County Board of Supervisors." F.E. Westover, Chairman
 
Erected 1954 by Cattaraugus County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1946.
 
Location. 42° 15.118′ N, 78° 48.072′ W. Marker is in Little Valley, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and 8th Street, on the right when traveling west on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Court Street, Little Valley NY 14755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairgrounds (approx. ¼ mile away); Case Brothers (approx.
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0.3 miles away); First Frame House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cheryl Strayed (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ellicottville Town Hall (approx. 6.7 miles away); In Memory of Those From Ellicottville (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jefferson Street Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Valley.
 
Regarding This Historic Bell. The bell is inscripted front and back across 19 lines as follows:

facing street: [1] Menesly Bell Foundery, West Troy, N.Y., 1872 [2] Cattaraugus County, 1867 [3] Court House Erected in Little Valley [4] Frank L. Stowell, | Building [5] Lemuel S. Jenks | Commissioners. [6] John Manley | [7] Norman M. Allen, Chn, Board of Supervisors [8] Reuben E. Fenton, Governor of New York [9] Andrew Johnson, President of the United States [11] A.D. 1872 [12] Samuel S. Spring, County Judge [13] William W. Welch, County Clerk [14] William M. Brown, Sheriff [15] William Manley, Surrogate [16] William Laidlaw, Dist. Attorney [17] Norman M. Allen, State Senator [18] John T. Hoffman, Governor of New York [19] Ulyses S. Grant, President of the United States
facing
Historic Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 28, 2019
2. Historic Bell
Marker is behind it.
building
: [7] Cattaraugus County [9] Incorporated in 1808 [10] Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York [11] Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States [13] Organized in 1817, at Ellicottville [14] Timothy H. Porter, first judge [15] Jeremy Wooster, Surrogate [16] Sands Bonton, County Clerk [17] Israel Curtis, Sheriff [18] DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York [19] James Monroe, President of the United States
 
This Historic Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 28, 2019
3. This Historic Bell Marker
side facing building
Cattaraugus County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 28, 2019
4. Cattaraugus County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   3. submitted on October 2, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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