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Eastville in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Northampton County Court Bell

 
 
Historic Northampton County Court Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
1. Historic Northampton County Court Bell Marker
Inscription. This bell was installed in the attic of the 1989 Northampton County Courthouse during the original construction. When court was called into order, the Northampton County Sheriff would ring the bell and then stand out on the balcony and announce that court was in session.

In 2005, the bell was dedicated to the memory of US. Army Sergeant Tromain Toy of Eastville who was Killed in Action while serving his Country in Ramadi, Iraq, during a combat operation.

In 2011, Northampton County fully renovated all the buildings now home to County Administration which included the 1899 Courthouse. At that time, the bell was removed from the attic and mounted in this area of prominence to commemorate the significance and history of the bell and the sacrifice of Sgt. Toy.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 37° 21.195′ N, 75° 56.777′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road (Business U.S. 13) and Willow Oak Road (County Route 631), on the right when traveling south on Courthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16418 Courthouse Road, Eastville VA 23347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Historic Northampton County Court Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
2. Historic Northampton County Court Bell Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (a few steps from this marker); Northampton County Court Green (a few steps from this marker); Debdeavon (a few steps from this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of the First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eyre Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, 2nd Iraq
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
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