Orleans in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Orleans School Bell
—Bell “Rang” for 101 Years —
Location. 38° 39.723′ N, 86° 27.186′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker is on South Maple Street north of West Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orleans IN 47452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orleans Congress Square (here, next to this marker); Orleans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Area War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman Corner (approx. one mile away); Freeman's Corner (approx. one mile away); Orange County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Honor Roll (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orleans.
Also see . . . Making A Bell ::. (Courtesy "Guy Fox" England) This video was made in the well known "Church Bell Foundry" which was established in 1570 and yet making bells. The enjoyable video takes us through the very interesting process (Submitted on September 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
1. Two Years Given::
The older "School Bell" marker states 1864 as the year for the building of the "Orleans Academy".
The "Indiana Historical Marker" (a newer marker) standing a few feet away - notes 1866 as the year of construction for the "Orleans Academy" with its operation in 1867.
One of the markers is "right" - while one of the markers is "not-so" right..!! So the Bell - Rings on...!!
— Submitted September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 864 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.