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Corning in Adams County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Bell

 
 
The Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
1. The Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell first rang in the Congregational Church which was built on this site in 1871. A new church building was constructed here in 1900, and it included a tower for the bell. The Congregational Church federated with the Presbyterian Church in 1919, and the combined congregations continued to meet on this corner. The Federated Church was reorganized in 1952 as the First Presbyterian Church. 1970 saw the construction of the present church building. The bell, installed in a new supporting structure, was rededicated on Easter Sunday, 1998.
 
Erected by First Presbyterian Church.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list.
 
Location. 40° 59.507′ N, 94° 44.28′ W. Marker is in Corning, Iowa, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Avenue and 10th Street, on the left when traveling north on Grove Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 907 Grove Avenue, Corning IA 50841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
2. The Bell and Marker
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Adams County Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adams County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Etna United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Corning Fire Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairview Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corning Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Icarian Colony (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
 
Also see . . .  First Presbyterian Church, Corning, Iowa, on Facebook. (Submitted on August 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bell Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
3. Bell Detail
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
4. First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Oct. 24, 2020