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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Old Town Clock

 
 
The Old Town Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
1. The Old Town Clock Marker
Inscription.  Situated on one of Rome's seven hills in the center of the city and atop the first water reservoir. The reservoir was designed by Mr. John Noble to serve the new water system installed in 1871. The picturesque clock was made by the E. Howard Clock Company of Waltham, Mass., and was shipped to Rome on October 7, 1872.
 
Erected 1975 by Rome Area Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1872.
 
Location. 34° 15.217′ N, 85° 10.148′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from East 2nd Street west of East 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 East 2nd Street, Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Clock Museum (here, next to this marker); The Woman Who Saved Football in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Opera Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floyd County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floyd County World War I Memorial
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ellen Axson Wilson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Rome Clock Tower (PDF). National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form and photographs. (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Clock Tower (Rome, Georgia) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
The Old Town Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
2. The Old Town Clock Marker
Marker is on the left.
Rome Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 11, 2021
3. Rome Clock Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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