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Blountville in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historic Courthouse Bell

 
 
Historic Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Historic Courthouse Bell Marker
Inscription.  

Forged in Maryland by J. Regester & Sons, this bell was placed in a cupola atop the old section of the Sullivan County courthouse circa 1870, and hung there nigh 100 years.

This historic bell was mounted here on the courthouse lawn by the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners on October 15, 1979 to salute Sullivan County's 200th birthday and to …

“proclaim liberty throughout
all the land unto all inhabitants
thereoff.”
Leviticus 25:10

Sullivan County Judge
Lon V. Boyd

Sullivan County Board of County Commissioners
Joe Mike Akard • Robert Ammons • A B. Arrington • C. Lake Barnes • James R. Blalock • Ronald H. Cosby • John Alvin Dixon • Cecil Durham • Norman Larry Fleenor • Wilfred Gillenwater • Orany N. Greene • Ralph R. Marr • Allen Hendrickson • Robert C. Hood • Charles C. Keener • James J. King, Jr. • W.H. “John” McKamey • H.B. “Gene” Mills • Ruth C. Montgomery • Albert C. Morena • Bill Poe • Bob Rutherford • Charles D. Pine, Jr. • Bob H. Smith • Joe E. Thomas, Jr.
 
Erected
Historic Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Historic Courthouse Bell Marker
1979 by Sullivan County, Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 36° 31.981′ N, 82° 19.602′ W. Marker is in Blountville, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Bristol Highway (State Highway 126), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3397 Bristol Highway, Blountville TN 37617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Blountville Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battle of Blountville (here, next to this marker); Sullivan County (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (a few steps from this marker); James Brigham (a few steps from this marker); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Deery Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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