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Coulterville in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Fire Bell

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, May 30, 2021
1. First Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  In July 1882 the Town Board appointed John Osborn and J.M. Jones to correspond with parties in Belleville for a hand Fire Engine which cost two hundred dollars, in August the same year the board bought the hose, cart, ladder, bucket and this fire bell. The first Fire house was on 4th St. and then in Feb. 1892 the town board bought the ground and built the second Fire House and City Hall; it was used till the 1950's. When the present Fire Building was built. May this Bell always remind us of the lives it saved through the years it was used.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 38° 11.177′ N, 89° 36.376′ W. Marker is in Coulterville, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Illinois Route 13 0.1 miles from S. Main, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coulterville IL 62237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To The Glory of God (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away);
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By Thomas Smith, May 30, 2021
2. First Fire Bell Marker
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This Memorial is Dedicated in Honor and Memory (approx. 4.1 miles away); Honoring Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 4.4 miles away); We Dedicate this Memorial to the Courage and Valor of the Members of our Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Marissa Academy (approx. 8.9 miles away); Dedicated to Coal Miners of Southern Illinois (approx. 8.9 miles away); Charter Oak School (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Regarding First Fire Bell. Donated By the Family of Harry Hood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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