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Fort Defiance in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This 1886 Bell

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
1. This 1886 Bell Marker
Inscription.  
This 1886 bell was the school bell for many years. It was said the bell could be heard 3 miles away. It was housed in the bell tower of the Roller-Robinson House, now the AMA Alumni House and Museum. It was donated by Sam Clegg, '60
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary.
 
Location. 38° 14.233′ N, 78° 58.65′ W. Marker is in Fort Defiance, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 11) north of Willow Spout Road (Virginia Route 742), on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Augusta Military Academy Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 Lee Highway, Fort Defiance VA 24437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarles Walk (here, next to this marker); Augusta Military Academy Museum (a few steps from this marker); Augusta Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Visits Augusta Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Augusta Military Academy
This 1886 Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
2. This 1886 Bell Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta Stone Church (about 800 feet away); The Rev. John Craig (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Defiance.
 
Also see . . .  Augusta Military Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
This 1886 Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
3. This 1886 Bell Marker
Augusta Military Academy Museum image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
4. Augusta Military Academy Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 22, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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