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Waverly in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Court House Bell

 
 
Court House Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Court House Bell Marker
Inscription. Preserved here for future generations is the original bell installed in the County Court House erected on this public square in 1899. This bell may have existed in the earlier court houses erected here in 1836 and 1878 both of which were destroyed by fire. In olden days the Court House was the center of activity in most affairs of the county. Here the courts holden in the county convened for their prescribed terms. Citizens summoned from all parts of the county gathered in the county town for their term of jury service. On the first day of a term the bell was tolled to gather all who had business before the courts. Modern communications and travel have made this symbolic event now obsolete. For our children and grandchildren we preserve this historic relic and here record the history of its use. October 1997 Jaycee Rawlings, County Executive. Richard Grice, William H. Link, Ronnie R. Smith, A. Odell Nichols, Robert C. Reid, Jeffery L. Ladd, William C. Webb, James L. Long, Ruby F. James, Jimmy W. Jones, Ronald R. Hughes, David Westbrook, John S. McCaw, Walter R. Long; County Commissioners
 
Erected 1997 by County Executive and CountY Commissioners.
 
Location. 36° 4.986′ N, 87° 47.682′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Tennessee
Court House Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Court House Bell Marker
, in Humphreys County. Marker is on W. Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Humphreys County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly TN 37185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reynoldsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Johnsonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphreys County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill at Waverly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hurricane Mills (approx. 7.8 miles away); Home Place of Loretta Lynn (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
Categories. GovernmentPatriots & Patriotism
 
Veterans Memorial-Humphreys County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
3. Veterans Memorial-Humphreys County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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