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Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Bell Tower

1890

 
 
Bell Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 19, 2015
1. Bell Tower Marker
Inscription.  For more than 50 years, the bell was used to call volunteer fire fighters to their posts. It is the only known tower of its kind in the United States. It was restored in 2003 by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the City of Port Townsend and remains an important reminder of our heritage.

Visit other Historical Society sites including Historical Museum in Old City Hall, 540 Water Street, The Rothschild House, Franklin and Taylor; Archival and Genealogical Research Center, 13690 Airport Cutoff Road.
 
Erected by Jefferson County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2003.
 
Location. 48° 6.902′ N, 122° 45.51′ W. Marker is in Port Townsend, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Tyler Street just south of Jefferson Street. The marker is affixed to the Bell Tower. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Townsend WA 98368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Townsend
Bell Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 19, 2015
2. Bell Tower and Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haller Fountain (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Haller Fountain (about 300 feet away); Site of Port Townsend's First Settlers' Cabin (about 400 feet away); Early Cabin (about 400 feet away); Rothschild House (about 400 feet away); Citizens Independent Telephone Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Townsend.
 
View from the Base of the Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 19, 2015
3. View from the Base of the Bell Tower
Bell Tower from Downtown image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2021
4. Bell Tower from Downtown
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2015. This page has been viewed 329 times since then. Last updated on August 26, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on August 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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