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Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell

Mrs. S.A. Stoddard, 1872; Frank Thompson, 1990

 
 
Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
1. Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell Marker
Inscription.  The Mite Society of the First Presbyterian Church presented this bell in 1872 in memory of Mrs. S.A. Stoddard, wife of the first pastor. This historic church bell was erected in the courtyard in November 1990 in memory of Frank Thompson through gifts by friends and his wife, Lucy.
 
Erected 1990 by Lucy Thompson and Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 37° 13.303′ N, 95° 42.254′ W. Marker is in Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Maple Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South 5th Street, Independence KS 67301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); F-100F Super Sabre (approx. one mile away); A. C. Stich Memorial (approx. one mile away);
Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
2. Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell and Marker
Kayo's Boys (approx. 1.2 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. George Tann (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  History of First Presbyterian Church, Independence KS. (Submitted on November 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
3. First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
First Presbyterian Church, Independence KS image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
4. First Presbyterian Church, Independence KS
First Presbyterian Church, Independence KS image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2011
5. First Presbyterian Church, Independence KS
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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