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Dothan in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell

 
 
1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
1. 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell rang over the streets of Dothan from 1905 until 1960 when it was saved from demolition by Dewey Emfinger. It was loaned to Houston County for display in 2006 by the Emfinger family in honor of Dewey and Beatrice Emfinger. Thank you to all who made the display of this piece of history possible. November 2006
 
Erected 2006.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 31° 13.46′ N, 85° 23.579′ W. Marker is in Dothan, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is on North Oates Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North Oates Street, Dothan AL 36303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston County (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Commercial Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building (about 400 feet away); Dothan Opera House (about 600 feet away); The Steamboat Era
1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
2. 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker
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(about 600 feet away); A Memorial to the Fallen (about 600 feet away); The Founding of Dothan, Alabama (about 700 feet away); Johnny Mack Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dothan.
 
1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
3. 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 31, 2023