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Taylorsville in Alexander County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Bell

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
1. The Bell Marker
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Purchased circa 1850 at a total cost of $68.50, this bell called court into session and lent its voice to many other community events.

Before refrigeration, it announced that fresh meat was for sale and when a fire occurred, it sounded the alarm.

It is said that while being pulled on a cart to “serenade” a pair of newlyweds, the bell fell to the ground and was cracked.

It joyfully announced the endings of World Wars I and II, and rang in each new year in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

With the preservation of this bell, we pass it gently to future generations with the hope they will reflect, and that they will treasure and enjoy this relic of out county’s past.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 35° 55.337′ N, 81° 10.533′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, North Carolina, in Alexander County. Marker is on Main Avenue Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taylorsville NC 28681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander County Veterans Memorial Bell Tower (here, next to
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By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
2. The Bell Marker
this marker); Picket's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiddenite (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brantley York (approx. 4˝ miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 13.2 miles away); Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (approx. 14.3 miles away); Covered Bridges (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
3. The Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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