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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Upshur County Bell

 
 
Upshur County Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
1. Upshur County Bell Marker
Inscription.  

This bell was rung every day for many years in the early 1900's by W.A. Roberts to signal six o'clock P.M. Closing time for all businesses; to call the firemen and citizens together when needed, and for all momentous occasions, including end of World War I.

Donated by heirs of W.A. Roberts, 7-4-76
 
Erected by Upshur County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 43.774′ N, 94° 56.691′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of Buffalo Street and Davis Street, on the right when traveling east on Buffalo Street. The marker and bell are located on the northwest corner of the Upshur County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Looney School (a few steps from this marker); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Trace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Sam Houston Spoke Here (about 300 feet away); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (about 300 feet away); C.S.A. Leather Factories (about 400 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
Upshur County Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
2. Upshur County Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2023