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Wormleysburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Original Fire Bell

Wormleysburg Fire Company No. 1

 
 
The Original Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2016
1. The Original Fire Bell Marker
Inscription. This bell once served as the original means of summoning volunteers of the community when there was a fire. It was hung in the belfry of the old Borough Building.
 
Location. 40° 15.156′ N, 76° 53.809′ W. Marker is in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Second Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Market Street, Lemoyne PA 17043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wormleysburg School (a few steps from this marker); Harrisburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lemoyne - Bridgeport Heights (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Wormley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrisburg Giants (approx. half a mile away); City Island (approx. half a mile away); Walnut Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Fort Couch (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wormleysburg.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
The Original Fire Bell Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2016
2. The Original Fire Bell Marker - Wide View
Located on the lawn of the borough hall, the two Wormleysburg bells are visible here. The closer of the two was for the Wormleysburg School, and the further is the original Fire Bell, with its marker.
The Original Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 29, 2016
3. The Original Fire Bell
The bell was cast at the Buckeye Bell Foundry in 1910.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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