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Fredonia in Wilson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower

 
 
Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2011
1. Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower Marker
Inscription.  
Erected and dedicated in 1965 by friends and residents of Wilson County, Kansas
The clock was originally purchased in 1889 by local citizens, and was almost lost when the old courthouse was razed in 1961. It was purchased by Gus A. Charlen and presented to Fredonia Business and Professional Women's Club, sponsors of tower building project.

 
Erected by Wilson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 37° 32.089′ N, 95° 49.632′ W. Marker is in Fredonia, Kansas, in Wilson County. Marker is on Monroe Street east of 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and tower are on the north grounds of the county courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Madison Street, Fredonia KS 66736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Square Benches (about
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Dust Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Stone House (about 600 feet away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 1.7 miles away); World War Homefront and Neodesha Cemetery Association Founders Memorial Pavilion (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredonia.
 
Also see . . .  History of Wilson County, Kansas. Reference Desk entry (Submitted on November 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2011
2. Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower
Courthouse Clock Works in Memorial Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2011
3. Courthouse Clock Works in Memorial Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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