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Ocean City in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ocean City Tabernacle

Tower and Bells

 
 
Ocean City Tabernacle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2012
1. Ocean City Tabernacle Marker
Inscription.  The tower and bells were dedicated to
the glory of God on June 14, 1998.

In 1893 the federal government commissioned a set of thirteen bells to provide the music for a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the United States Capital. Each of the bells represented one of the thirteen colonies.
Following their use in Washington, D.C. the bells were purchased by George Holl and given to Camden’s First M.E. Church in memory of his parents, J. George and Catherine Holl.

Eventually the church closed and Cooper Hospital, located across the street, bought the property. So their full glory and beautiful tones could be restored, the hospital board made a gift of the bells to the Ocean City Tabernacle. Through the generosity of many friends of the Tabernacle, the bells have been restored by the Verdin Bell Company in Cincinnati.
 
Erected 1998.
 
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.
 
Location.
The tower and bells image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2012
2. The tower and bells
39° 16.917′ N, 74° 34.25′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker can be reached from East 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City NJ 08226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ocean City Tabernacle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ocean City War Memorial (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Glorious Ocean Drive...... (about 500 feet away); The Ocean City Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Ocean City Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sindia (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then. Last updated on August 21, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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Jan. 20, 2021