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Fairfield in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Butler Church Bell

(Formerly 15 miles SE)

 
 
Butler Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
1. Butler Church Bell Marker
Inscription.  Said to have come from riverboat "S. A. Ruthven", which plied Trinity River until it was sunk in 1873 at Parker's Bluff. Butler Church acquired bell and used it for many years. In 1963, after the church was razed, Mrs. Clay Burkhart purchased bell, donated it to county museum in 1964.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9862.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 31° 43.584′ N, 96° 9.484′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hall Street, on the right on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield TX 75840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Freestone Jail (a few steps from this marker); Site of Law Office General John Gregg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Val Verde Battery (about 600 feet away); Captain L.D. Bradley
Butler Church Bell & Old Freestone County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
2. Butler Church Bell & Old Freestone County Jail
(about 700 feet away); Freestone County (about 700 feet away); The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home (about 800 feet away); The Manahan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis Corner (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Butler Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
3. Butler Church Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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