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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Church Bell

 
 
First Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. First Church Bell Marker
Inscription.  

Bought in 1890 and placed in old Presbyterian Church, used by several faiths. Was first church bell in Canadian, Hemphill County.

Congregation held suppers and other projects to repay bank loan on bell.

Later bell was moved to new Presbyterian Church and still is used today.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1721.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 54.681′ N, 100° 22.908′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Purcell Avenue and South 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Purcell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jones Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Canadian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.C.T.U. Building
Church bell and main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
2. Church bell and main entrance
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(about 500 feet away); Hemphill County Jail (about 700 feet away); R. Dick Bussell (about 700 feet away); John Hemphill (about 700 feet away); Mary B. Isaacs (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
First Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. First Church Bell Marker
First Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
4. First Church Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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