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Forrest City in St. Francis County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Courthouse Bell

 
 
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Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 26, 2021
1. Old Courthouse Bell Marker
Inscription.  
This bell rang from the bell tower of the magnificent courthouse that graced this site for seventy-nine years before the present structure was built in 1976. The former courthouse was built in 1897 by Judge John S.R. Cowan of Hughes at a cost of $26,700 with no increase in taxes or bonds. Its fireproof vaults ended the destruction by fire the county's records that had occurred three times before.

The bell is mounted on the courthouse lawn in memory of St. Francis County armed services veterans by the ladies of American Legion Auxiliary and County Judge Carl Cisco.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsMilitaryPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. 35° 0.473′ N, 90° 46.99′ W. Marker is in Forrest City, Arkansas, in St. Francis County. Memorial is on South Izard Street south of Court Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 S Izard St, Forrest City AR 72335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8

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other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); St. Francis County Troops in the War Between the States (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest’s Camp (about 500 feet away); Campbell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Vernon Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Madison in the Civil War (approx. 3 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Taylor's Creek and Mount Vernon (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forrest City.
 
Old Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 26=21
2. Old Courthouse Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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