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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. John's Episcopal Church Bell

 
 
St. John's Episcopal Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 8, 2020
1. St. John's Episcopal Church Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell originally hung on a heavy oak frame in the church yard for many years. It was purchased for $84 on November 30, 1843 with money received from a fair the women of St. John's held on July 26, 1843.
 
Erected by St. John's Episcopal Church.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable EventsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1843.
 
Location. 37° 18.781′ N, 77° 16.608′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is on Cedar Lane just north of Francis Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 Cedar Ln, Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bull Ring At City Point (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Peter Eppes House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Porter House (about 700 feet away);
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City Point, Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named City Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appomattox Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Grant's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Origin of the bell
This is a steel bell, of a style that could not have been made in 1843. Apparently the history of the replacement of the original bell has been lost, as this must have been made after 1875.
    — Submitted December 9, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.
 
St. John's Episcopal Church Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 8, 2020
2. St. John's Episcopal Church Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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