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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Preston County Bell

 
 
The Preston County Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 30, 2020
1. The Preston County Bell Marker
Inscription.  
In 1870, this bronze bell was cast at the Meneely Bell Foundry in West Troy, NY to mark the end of the United States Civil War.

The rededication of this bell now marks the bicentennial of the creation of Preston County, WV in 1818.
 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 39° 28.309′ N, 79° 41.251′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street (West Virginia Route 7) and South Price Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of the Preston County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, 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. Preston County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (a
The Preston County Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 30, 2020
2. The Preston County Bell Marker
Rear side of Marker.
few steps from this marker); Price's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Kingwood (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Pines” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William G. Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 2.2 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
 
The Preston County Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 30, 2020
3. The Preston County Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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