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Hoyleton in Washington County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Village Fire Bell

432 lbs

 
 
Village Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 4, 2020
1. Village Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  
[Left panel:]
First brought to Hoyleton in the mid to late 1800's, serving as an alarm bell from 1914 to 1948. Served the congregation of the Bethel Methodist Church, located east of Hoffman, from 1948 to 1961. In 1962 the bell disappeared. July 10, 1983 returned to Hoyleton by Henry W. Reinkensmeyer and Mel Hart.

[Right panel:]
Given and dedicated to the citizens past present and future of Hoyleton Illinois by American Legion Claude Earl Post 7887
 
Erected by American Legion, Claude Earl Post 7887.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 38° 26.8′ N, 89° 16.349′ W. Marker is in Hoyleton, Illinois, in Washington County. Marker is on North Park Street just south of East Elm Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Hoyleton Community Club. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 N Park St, Hoyleton IL 62803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hoyleton (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Agricultural College (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Third Principal Meridian (approx. 7.2 miles away); Centralia Coal Company Mine No. 5 Disaster (approx. 8.2 miles away); World Wars I & II Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Veterans Tribute (approx. 9 miles away); Medal of Honor (approx. 9 miles away); Legends live Forever (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Village Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, March 4, 2020
2. Village Fire Bell Marker
In front of Hoyleton Community Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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