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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Just Like the Liberty Bell

 
 
Just Like the Liberty Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 10, 2014
1. Just Like the Liberty Bell Marker
Inscription. This exact replica of the Liberty Bell is the same size, weight, and material as the original. Therefore, it has the same tone that the Liberty Bell would have if it could be rung.

The bell, cast in France, weighs 2, 080 pounds. It is 85 percent copper and three feet tall from lip to crown. The bell has a twelve-foot circumference and measures three inches thick at the lip.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury presented the bell to North Carolina in 1950. It is one of over fifty replica bells that America's copper industry donated to encourage participation in the Independence Savings Bond Program.
Donation, United States Department of the Treasury
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
 
Location. 35° 46.945′ N, 78° 38.319′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on E. Jones Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Carolina Museum of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Day (within shouting distance of this marker); N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences
Just Like the Liberty Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 10, 2014
2. Just Like the Liberty Bell Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Carolina State Library (about 400 feet away); Blakely Cannon (about 400 feet away); North Carolina State Capitol (about 400 feet away); North Carolina (about 400 feet away); State of North Carolina Agriculture Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
North Carolina Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 10, 2014
3. North Carolina Capitol
Marker is just off the walkway between the State Capitol and the Legislative Building near the North Carolina Museum of History.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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