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Griggsville in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Griggsville Fire Bell

1830s to 1940s

 
 
Griggsville Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
1. Griggsville Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell hung approximately where City Hall is today - January 2021 - on South Corey Street
The fire bell is different than church or dinner bells. To make it ring louder, the clapper was pulled instead of the bell swinging.
 
Erected 2021.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 39° 42.507′ N, 90° 43.606′ W. Marker is in Griggsville, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Purple Martin Boulevard (Illinois Route 107) and Corey Street, in the median on Purple Martin Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 W Quincy St, Griggsville IL 62340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Skinner House (about 500 feet away); Lime Kiln (approx. 4˝ miles away); General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment (approx. 5 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin
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(approx. 5.2 miles away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griggsville.
 
Griggsville Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
2. Griggsville Fire Bell Marker
close-up of marker and bell
Griggsville Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 7, 2021
3. Griggsville Fire Bell Marker
Behind the marker/bell is a "high-rise" condo of bird houses, which is somewhat considered a roadside attraction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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