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Montevallo in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Liberty Bell Garden

Honors Liberty, Its Defenders, and Our Constitution

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
1. The Liberty Bell Garden Marker
Inscription. American colonists cherished Liberty as their birthright. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..." The American Revolution was fought from 1775-1783 to secure American Independence and Liberty. The Liberty Garden honors the great ideals of Liberty. The gardens also honors the service and sacrifice of patriots, past and present, who have defended Liberty and struggled to fulfill its promise for all Americans.

Liberty is enshrined in our enduring Constitution. On September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, thirty-nine-delegates signed the Constitution and our Republic began its great experiment in representative government.

In 1789, the First Congress proposed a Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution Following the Civil War and other epic struggles, additional, amendments were adopted to expand those rights.

This garden was made possible by special grants secured by State Representatives and Trustee John Curry, and by funds raised by the Friends of the American Village.
 
Erected by Friends
The Liberty Bell Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
2. The Liberty Bell Garden Marker
of the American Village.
 
Location. 33° 8.348′ N, 86° 49.742′ W. Marker is in Montevallo, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Montevallo Road (Alabama Route 119) 0.3 miles south of Alex Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near Liberty Bell in American Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3727 Hwy 119, Montevallo AL 35115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Liberty Bell (a few steps from this marker); The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel/One Nation Under God (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial Courthouse/The Stocks and Pillory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The President's Oval Office/The Glorious Burden (about 600 feet away); Washington Hall/Birth of A Nation (about 600 feet away); Harless Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); King House (approx. 3.1 miles away); University Of Montevallo National Historic District (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montevallo.
 
Also see . . .  American Village. (Submitted on February 22, 2017.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Liberty Bell Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
3. The Liberty Bell Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 211 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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