Casey in Clark County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Bell
This 48-inch, 2000-pound bell was part of the original United Brethern Church. It was at the top of this church from 1915-1986 when it was removed for structural reasons.
With much community support and effort, the people of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church designed and built this belltower. The bell was again raised in the spring of 1990.
President George Bush wrote in his letter of congratulations: "With each ringing of this historic bell, you will be reminded of the profound faith in God, the love of country, and the concern for others that have been hallmarks of your community for nearly a century. I commend the people of Casey for your efforts to preserve this bell and the ideals it symbolizes."
Erected by Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1990.
Location. 39° 18.01′ N, 87° 59.563′ W. Marker is in Casey, Illinois, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of North Central Avenue (Illinois Route 49) and East Alabama Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Central Avenue. The marker is located on the ground below the bell tower by the corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 North Central Avenue, Casey IL 62420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. You Are Not Forgotten (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Development of Casey (about 400 feet away); Casey (about 400 feet away); Doty Railroad (about 600 feet away); The Early Settlement of Cumberland (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. John Doughty (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Large" Pizza Slicer (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Lang (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casey.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 136 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.