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Historic Bells Historical Markers

Single bells have been used for signalling purposes for millennia (church bells, clock bells, fog bells, fire bells, plantation bells, school bells, etc.), and sets of bells have been used for musical purposes for almost as long (peals, carillons, chimes, etc.). This series includes all historic markers for which one or more bells are significant associated objects, even if they are not directly visible from the location of the marker.
 
Steam Locomotive Bell and marker image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2019
Steam Locomotive Bell and marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
1Alabama (Chilton County), Marbury — Steam Locomotive Bellc. 1905
This bell was salvaged from Frisco Railroad steam locomotive No. 734, built in 1905 and scrapped during the early 1950's. It was donated to Confederate Park by Alf Miller Israel Thompson in memory of Pvt. L. Israel, Co E, 19th Alabama Infantry . . . — Map (db m129335) HM
2Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — Old Courthouse Clock Bell
Old courthouse clock bell from 1897 to 1917 has been donated to Covington County this Bicentennial year 1976 by H. Speller Moates and family. Dedicated to the early settlers of Covington County Erected in honor of the . . . — Map (db m94205) HM
3Alabama (Dale County), Ozark — Historic Bell
Erected on this site by the Dale County Commission, this bell is made of brass and hung in the clock tower of the courthouse from its completion in 1902 until it was torn down in 1968. The bell was made in 1902 by McShane Bell Foundry Company of . . . — Map (db m36565) HM
4Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — The Old Church Bell
In 1878, Rev. James Lazaruth Bryars planted First Baptist Church in the community that would eventually come to be known as Flomaton. The bell was in the original wooden church building located on Palafox Street, and it was moved to the current . . . — Map (db m146902) HM
5Alabama (Houston County), Dothan — 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell
This bell rang over the streets of Dothan from 1905 until 1960 when it was saved from demolition by Dewey Emfinger. It was loaned to Houston County for display in 2006 by the Emfinger family in honor of Dewey and Beatrice Emfinger. Thank you to . . . — Map (db m83779) HM
6Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wesleyan Bell
The Wesleyan Bell was manufactured by the C.S. Bell Company in Hillsboro, Ohio, it is made of alloy steel, has a diameter of 38 inches, and is 24 inches high (not including its yoke). The weight of the bell is 660 pounds. When 350- pounds mountings . . . — Map (db m28881) HM
7Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Limestone County Courthouse Bell
For more than a century, this bell rang in the Limestone County Courthouse to notify residents of the time of day and of momentous events. The Courthouse and surrounding Square have been the heart of this community since Limestone County's founding . . . — Map (db m154199) HM
8Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Norwegian Light Beacon And Fog Bell
The light beacon and fog bell in Big Springs International Park were presented as a gift from Norway in 1973. The light beacon served as one of the guiding lights to the mariner from 1903 to 1966 being situated on the west coast of Norway at . . . — Map (db m85545) HM
9Alabama (Shelby County), Montevallo — The Liberty Bell
(side 1) The Liberty Bell was commissioned November 1, 1751, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s Charter of Privileges for his Pennsylvania colony. The radical charter granted religious liberty to persecuted faiths, . . . — Map (db m101506) HM
10Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Liberty Bell Reproduction
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was placed on permanent display at the Treasury by direction of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. It is a duplicate of the original Liberty Bell in tone as well as in structural details and dimensions. . . . — Map (db m70759) HM
11Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona’s Liberty Bell Monument
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Arizona by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational . . . — Map (db m27632) HM
12Arizona (Navajo County), Pinedale — Pinedale School Bell
For 75 years this bell tolled throughout Pinedale Valley as a symbol of unity, calling the settlers to school, church and socials and warning of disaster. Purchased in 1892, it hung for many years in a log schoolhouse near this site. Later it was . . . — Map (db m36666) HM
13Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandArkansas Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Arkansas by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . — Map (db m128491) HM
14California (Amador County), Jackson — Jackson Fire Bell
This trusty bell served Jackson faithfully for over 70 years. Located in tower near courthouse. Warning of fire or other peril. Dedicated July 8, 1989 by Amador County Historical Society and Excelsior . . . — Map (db m19750) HM
15California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell
Within the bell The following is inscribed "Hung by G. Chisholm, Dan Ramazzotti Oct. 18, 1907 Director – F. N. Soracco, F. Warner E. Deacon – Sutter Creek Fire Co. Cast by A. Fulton’s Son and Company Pittsburg, PA. Ordered by . . . — Map (db m94750) HM
16California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — William Tucker's Fire Bell
Sutter Creek's first fire bell was ordered by William M. Tucker (1843-1910) for the Sutter Creek Fire Company. The bell hung in a wooden bell tower in the late 1800s at the fire station near the corner of Spanish St. and Keyes St. The bell was . . . — Map (db m94751) HM
17California (Amador County), Volcano — The Thomas Starr King Bell
The Thomas Starr King Bell was donated to the town of Volcano by Unitarian preacher Thomas Starr King in 1862, who was greatful to the town for its support for the Union and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The bell was originally located at the . . . — Map (db m101341) HM
18California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Bells
Fashioned as either small ornaments or large enough to be heard for miles, bells have long been a part of human history and culture. First appearing around 2000 B.C. as simple percussion instruments, they continue to celebrate special events to this . . . — Map (db m101587) HM
19California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — The Copperopolis Bell and Cannon
[Displayed at the Copperopolis Elementary School are a bell and a cannon along with their accompanying markers:] The Bell This bell cast in 1860, the first school in Copperopolis in 1862. The bell yoke shows repair, break . . . — Map (db m19793) HM
20California (Calaveras County), Vallecito — Camp Nine Bell
From New York in 1900 to the present day in California; from cookhouse to firehouse this bell has been a part of Vallecito’s history. In 1906, Beach Thompson needing water for his hydraulic mining, and investors in San Francisco needing . . . — Map (db m32727) HM
21California (Contra Costa County), Alamo — Original Alamo School Bell
Used from about 1880 to 1940 in the second Alamo school building which stood at the east side of Danville Blvd. near Stone Valley Road. — Map (db m154889) HM
22California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 103 — Liberty Bell ReplicaLiberty Bell Plaza 1976
During the U.S. Bicentennial, President Gerald R. Ford dedicated a replica of the Liberty Bell as a war memorial. The bell was donated by the local Soroptimist International chapter. Liberty Bell Plaza covers the confluence of the two creeks that . . . — Map (db m91565) HM WM
23California (Los Angeles County), Calabasas — 7 — Calabasas Schoolhouse BellCity of Calabasas Historic Landmark
The Schoolhouse Bell once hung in the original Calabasas School, a one room Victorian style building with a bell tower, which was constructed in 1890 at 24454 Calabasas Road. Around 1925, a new Spanish Colonial Revival style structure was built . . . — Map (db m156909) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), Highland Park — Church of the AngelsSan Rafael Ranch Dinner Bell
This dinner bell was used on the San Rafael Ranch, 1890 - 1920. Presented to the Church of the Angels by the San Rafael Ranch Co. — Map (db m149010) HM
25California (Los Angeles County), La Crescenta-Montrose — The Bell of La Crescenta Elementary School
Dominated by a shingled belfry and resonant bell, the first schoolhouse in the Crescenta-Cañada Valley was erected on this site in 1888. Rehung in 1914, this bell summoned children to school until it was dismantled in 1948, when it began . . . — Map (db m147003) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), La Verne — La Verne Bicentennial Liberty Bell
The original Liberty Bell, cast in 1752, continues to serve as a symbol of courage and freedom. In the bicentennial year of 1975, the White Chapel Foundry in London cast 100 duplicate bells, two for each state. California cities which secured . . . — Map (db m151730) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Saugus School Bell
The bell in the tower of this station was fabricated by the C.S. Bell Company of Hillsboro, Ohio. It weighs approximately 400 pounds and measures 30 inches in diameter at the base. The bell originally hung in the belfry of Saugus Elementary School, . . . — Map (db m143725) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Friendship BellKorean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion, Angels Gate Park
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . — Map (db m51064) HM
29California (Mendocino County), Fort Bragg — First Baptist Church Bell
Cast in England and brought around the Horn. First bell in Fort Bragg. It hung in the steeple from 1890-1952. It summoned worshipers to church, sounded fire alarms and curfew. — Map (db m152830) HM
30California (Monterey County), Carmel-by-the-Sea — 135 — Junípero Serra/Establishing the California Missions/The Ave Maria Bell
Junípero Serra Serra played a decisive role in the European settlement of the New World. He was born Miquel José Serra in Petra on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca on November 24, 1713. Though not an assuming figure and plagued by ill . . . — Map (db m143467) HM
31California (Monterey County), Monterey — Earthquake Bell
This bell was salvaged from the ruins of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco and hung at the McMenamin’s Mission Inn. Robert C. Littlefield acquired it in 1961 and placed it in his garden home. His widow Patricia donated it to the . . . — Map (db m63222) HM
32California (Monterey County), Soledad — El Camino Real Bell
. . . — Map (db m64311) HM
33California (Napa County), Yountville — The Pioneer Christian Church Bell
This bell cast in 1848, hung from 1854 until 1896 in the Pioneer Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On demolition of the church, the bell was rescued by Senator C.L. LaRue. Presented by the Ellis McLanahan family, In the interest of local . . . — Map (db m49553) HM
34California (Orange County), Anaheim — Loara School Bell
In 1869, near this location, Mr. Benjamin F. Kellogg helped establish the pioneer farming community of Fairview. In 1870 Mr. Kellogg donated land for the first Fairview school, built at today's Ball Road and Euclid Avenue. By 1888 the school, one of . . . — Map (db m59762) HM
35California (Orange County), Fountain Valley — School Bell
In 1900, the Wardlow Family donated one acre of farm land for a school located on this site. This bell is from the first school in Fountain Valley. — Map (db m59739) HM
36California (Placer County), Auburn — East Auburn Bell Tower
Erected 1902 "Rattlers" 1988 Plaque donated by Mother Lode Savings Bank — Map (db m81619) HM
37California (Placer County), Colfax — Historic Bell From St. Dominic's Church at Iowa Hill
Bell was originally erected there in 1860. It was place here in October 1988. — Map (db m45233) HM
38California (Placer County), Foresthill — Foresthill School Bell
The first Foresthill School was established in 1858. This plaque presented on 100th Anniversary. P.T.A. — Map (db m67719) HM
39California (Placer County), Foresthill — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell
Cast in Sheffield by Naylor Vickers and Co. -1859 – E. Riepe’s Patent no 1027, arrived in Boston 1862 then shipped around the Horn to San Francisco via boat to Sacramento and by six horse team to Forest Hill. Miners raised $3,500 to pay for it . . . — Map (db m44039) HM
40California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — El Camino Real Bell
This commemorative bell celebrates a combined century of service by the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and California State Automobile Association including the establishment of bell markers along the historical El Camino Real. — Map (db m14819) HM
41California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Liberty Bell Replica
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of California by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of Treasury As the . . . — Map (db m14837) HM
42California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — USS California Bell Memorial
(Left Side of Base Holding Bell) Only battleship built on the Pacific Coast Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard Nov. 20, 1919 Ship’s bell dedicated and rung for the last time by Governor Earl Warren Oct. 27, 1949 . . . — Map (db m70035) HM WM
43California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — El Camino Real Bell
[Upper Marker] EL CAMINO REAL BELL Placed Here June 24, 1910 by SAN JUAN BAUTISTA PARLOR No. 179 Native Daughters of the Golden West. Rededicated -- 1974 [Lower Marker] EL CAMINO REAL BELL Placed Here June 24, . . . — Map (db m82204) HM
44California (San Bernardino County), Rancho Cucamonga — El Camino Real Bells
The "El Camino Real Bells" have long been in place since the early part of the last century to mark the original route of "El Camino Real" from San Diego to Sonoma in California. The El Camino Real, (Royal Highway or King's Highway), closely follows . . . — Map (db m150315) HM
45California (San Diego County), Coronado — Ships BellJapanese Aircraft Carrier Junyo
Presented on Behalf of Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet by Rear Admiral W.L. Friedell Commandant, Eleventh Naval District 24 November 1945 H.I.J.M.S. Junyo Built Nagasaki Commissioned 6 May 1942 Length . . . — Map (db m123295) HM
46California (San Diego County), Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton — The Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell
The Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell. It is not known where the Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell was cast or in what year it was first hung in the arch on the front porch of the ranch house. It has been suggested that it may have been . . . — Map (db m117060) HM
47California (San Diego County), Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton — El Camino Real Bell — [Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton] —
Panel 1: This bell marks a place along the original route of El Camino Real, “The Kings Highway”, which connects the 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma. Suspended from a pipe resembling a shepherd’s staff, the first bell was . . . — Map (db m50664) HM
48California (San Joaquin County), Clements — Athearn School Bell
Bell hung in old Athearn School from 1877 to 1939. Monument erected and dedicated by Clements 4H Club 1953 — Map (db m81692) HM
49California (San Joaquin County), Lodi — Salem School Bell
Salem School Bell 1883 – 1938 from Lodi’s first school located at Lodi Ave. and Stockton St. — Map (db m15989) HM
50California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — Mayfield Fire Bell
From 1907 to 1925 this bell was used to summon the volunteer firemen of the town of Mayfield. First used at College Avenue and El Camino Real. The bell was transferred to the town hall at El Camino Real and California Avenue in 1921. When Mayfield . . . — Map (db m91031) HM
51California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Tower Bell
Cast to commemorate the California State Normal School in 1881, this 3,000-pound bell was rung at 8 a.m. each morning until the earthquake stilled its voice in 1906. In 1910, the bell was re-installed in the maim building of the newly constructed . . . — Map (db m52640) HM
52California (Santa Clara County), San Jose (New Almaden) — The Bell Tower
In 1874, a fire swept through the New Almaden community destroying many miner's homes. To prevent the recurrence of such a disaster, mine manager James Randol organized a local bucket brigade and ordered the construction of a bell tower and a system . . . — Map (db m114662) HM
53California (Sonoma County), Bodega Bay — The Children's Bell TowerNicholas Green Memorial
The Children's Bell Tower is dedicated to children everywhere. It was inspired by the death of seven-year old Nicholas Green of Bodega Bay who was shot by highway robbers while on vacation with his parents in Italy, on September 29, 1994. All . . . — Map (db m87570) HM
54California (Stanislaus County), Patterson — Patterson's Westside Bell
This bell was for many years at the honor farm at Frank Raines Park in the Del Puerto Canyon and was returned to Patterson because it was believed to be either the old Las Palmas School bell or the Presbyterian Church bell, both structures which are . . . — Map (db m27357) HM
55California (Ventura County), Camarillo — El Camino Real BellCamarillo Ranch
In 1769 the "El Camino Real - The King's Highway” was begun by the Franciscans and lead by Fr. Junipero Serra. Missions were situated in areas where large populations of Indians lived and where soil was fertile enough to sustain a . . . — Map (db m154365) HM
56Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Golden Alarm Bell
The Golden Alarm Bell was purchased in 1904 by the original Loveland Hose Company of Golden from the C.S. Bell & Company, Hillsboro, Ohio. The bell was mounted on a tower at the corner of 9th and East Streets, the present home of the American Legion . . . — Map (db m50594) HM
57Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church
Original Bell Of Stepney Baptist Church In Service From 1885 to Sept. 9, 1964 — Map (db m25341) HM
58Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — The Confederate Bell
The Confederate bell was captured during the Civil War by Colonel Alexander Warner who later presented it to Governor Phineas Lounsbury. For many years the bell stood on the Grounds of the Lounsbury Mansion, which in 1953 became the Community . . . — Map (db m23575) HM
59Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford
. . . — Map (db m52547) HM
60Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Hollow Church Bell
[ right plaque ] This bell hung in the Hollow Church which was relocated during construction of the Compensating Reservoir. It was cast in Hartford, CT in 1834. [ left plaque ] Dedicated 1997 These boulders were provided by . . . — Map (db m29848) HM
61Connecticut (Litchfield County), New Milford — Ships Bell of the U.S.S. Pittsburgh
. . . — Map (db m20917) HM
62Connecticut (Litchfield County), Terryville — Terryville Congregational Church Bell
This Bell Rang In The Original Terryville Congregational Church Bell Tower Until 1967 When The Structure Was Destroyed By Fire. — Map (db m37329) HM
63Connecticut (Middlesex County), Middlefield — Congregational Church Bell
. . . — Map (db m94844) HM
64Connecticut (Middlesex County), Middletown — Old City Hall Bell
This bell was originally part of the clock located in the old city hall tower at 255 Main Street. In 1958, the municipal building was erected at this site. In a joint venture, the city administration appropriated and various citizens donated . . . — Map (db m98555) HM
65Connecticut (New Haven County), East Haven — Bronze Bell
Bronze Bell Presented to the Town of East Haven Commemorating American Bicentennial 1776 – 1976 By the Exchange Club of East Haven It Served the Christ Church Congregation From 1848 to 1964 Also Presented By East Haven . . . — Map (db m35583) HM
66Connecticut (New Haven County), Seymour — Seymour School Bell
This bell called Seymour children to school for almost a century September 1886 to June 1976 — Map (db m21960) HM
67Connecticut (New London County), Lebanon — Liberty Hill Church Bell
This bell, cast in the 1840’s was originally in the Liberty Hill Church from 1846-1960’s. In 1945, their assets, records, and membership were transferred here. The bell was installed here on this church’s 300th anniversary in 2000. — Map (db m99039) HM
68Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Liberty Bell ReproductionDedicated to You, a Free Citizen in a Free Land
Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land, this reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Delaware by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury. As the inspirational symbol of the United . . . — Map (db m42759) HM
69Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Five Points Civil Association Fire Squad Bell
This bell was donated to the Five Points Civic Association Fire Squad by the Weccacoe Fire Company, 2nd & Jackson Streets, Wilmington, Delaware and used to summon men to alarms in the early 1900's. It was reconditioned and placed here as a . . . — Map (db m130506) HM
70Delaware (Sussex County), Rehoboth Beach — Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire CompanyBell Tower - 1993
The tower houses the original 1906 fire bell of the Rehobeth Volunteer Fire Company. This display and the new flag pole were built under the direction of the 1993 officers and members of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. with special . . . — Map (db m71656) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Freedom Bell
Dedicated to the spirit of the Bicentennial on behalf of the children of our nation. — Map (db m8817) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Glover Park — St. Vladimir Millennial Bell TowerSaint Nicholas Cathedral — "988 - 1988" / St. Vladimir Medallion —
[Marker Plaque 1:] "988 - 1988" The year 1988 marks the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Rus’ in the year 988 by decision of the Prince of Kiev, St. Vladimir the Great. This monument was erected by the American Spiritual Children of . . . — Map (db m31271) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Milford School Bell
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . — Map (db m115930) HM
74Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — Florida Liberty Bell Replica
The House of Representatives commends the Florida Bicentennial Commission for making possible the placement of the Liberty Bell here where the public may see the bell and reflect upon the liberty the bell symbolizes. On November 19, 1974, House . . . — Map (db m73010) HM
75Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — The Great Chime Bell
This bronze bell was forged by the E.W. Vanduzen Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Buckeye Bell Foundry in 1893. Originally placed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Indianapolis, Indiana, this was the largest of 9 bells. A musical collection of 9 bells . . . — Map (db m110668) HM
76Florida (Orange County), Lake Buena Vista — The Liberty Bell
The Province Bell was the name first used to describe me. I was ordered from the English bell foundry of Whitechapel in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Assembly. I was to be part of the celebration which would commemorate the 50th anniversary of William . . . — Map (db m76520) HM
77Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — U.S.S. Kenneth Whiting AV-14, Ship’s Bell
Ship's Bell Of USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14) Presented To Santa Rosa County By The U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field 21 October 1961 — Map (db m151841) WM
78Florida (Sarasota County), Venice — Eagle Point Bell
This bell was salvaged from a logging train used in Woodmere, a sawmill town south of Venice, on what is now Rt. 776. The abundant stand of pine trees in that area was dying from having been "bled" of their resin to make turpentine, a much valued . . . — Map (db m47592) HM
79Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Bell #8"The Eloise Chimes" — 1915 —
This bell was part of a set of 11 chimes originally designed for a Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. Lincoln Hulley, Stetson University's second president, acquired the bells in 1915 and they were mounted in the cupola of Elizabeth Hall. When the . . . — Map (db m46817) HM
80Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 11 — Bronze Bell"1000 Pounder"
This bell, salvaged from a sunken sea buoy at the Charleston Harbor entrance channel, was minted in 1911 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS). The 1000 Pounders were used as fog signals on harbor entrance buoys, on lightships, and at some . . . — Map (db m35061) HM
81Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — First Baptist Church Bell
This bell was awarded to the First Baptist Church by Governor William J. Northen (1833-1913) to honor the first church built in the Colony City of Fitzgerald. Governor Northen was an outstanding Baptist layman who graduated from Mercer University at . . . — Map (db m11705) HM
82Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Big Duke Fire Alarm Bell Memorial
Chatham County Firefighters Memorial Last Alarm Firefighters who have died in the line of duty John Butler Fireman 1865 SFD Charles Schreck Fireman 1871 SFD George Puder Fireman 1873 SFD William L. Harroid Hoseman 1887 SFD John . . . — Map (db m5641) HM
83Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-41 — Old City Exchange Bell
This bell, which is believed to be the oldest in Georgia, bears the date 1802. Imported from Amsterdam, it hung in the cupola of the City Exchange from 1804 until a short time before that building was razed to make way for the present City Hall. . . . — Map (db m4913) HM
84Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks"The Pride Of The Central Of Georgia Railroad"
The highlight of Ed Waterhouse’s railroad career came in 1892 when he was assigned as engineer of the “Nancy Hanks,” the South’s first non-stop steamliner, and the pride of the Central of Georgia railroad. Running between Atlanta and . . . — Map (db m95146) HM
85Georgia (Jackson County), Braselton — The Braselton School Bell
Originally located in the bell tower of the Braselton High School, the bell was commissioned by Senator Isaac Frank Duncan for all students from 1920 until 1957. The school was built by the Town of Braselton’s founders, and when it closed in 1957, . . . — Map (db m18270) HM
86Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester AcademyDorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History —
The Midway Congregational Church bell played a very important role in the lives of Dorchester Academy students. It kept time by ringing with an echo that could be heard seven to ten miles away. The bell rang every day at six, seven, eight, nine, . . . — Map (db m9071) HM
87Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — The Bell at Augusta State University
The Bell, donated to the College by the Georgia Railroad Bank, came from the last steam locomotive of the Georgia Railroad. In 1957, the bank also funded the building of the tower to house the bell, which at one time rang to mark the . . . — Map (db m47808) HM
88Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — The Bell
Dr. Richard Forrest served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa, Georgia, from 1925-1950. When the original framed church building was torn down and a new sanctuary built in 1926, members of the church's congregation agrees to donate . . . — Map (db m64390) HM
89Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Hilo Town Plantation Bell Tower
Dedicated to the memory of the people who have contributed to the growth of the Big Island, its economy and its culture through their work on our many island plantations. This bell originally served the Hakalau Sugar Company. — Map (db m111115) HM
90Hawaii (Hawaii County), Papaikou — Remembrance Bell
In 1977 Dan and Paulin Lutkenhouse purchased this land to create a botanical garden for the education and enjoyment of the public. This bell was hanging in the steeple of an old church that was the Garden's first visitor center. In 1988 the church . . . — Map (db m110859) HM
91Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Idaho's Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Idaho by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . — Map (db m128542) HM
92Idaho (Kootenai County), Cataldo — Old Mission Bell
“At sundown the church bell toiled, and it was soon filled with humble worshippers. The chapel is quite an impressing building, the walls covered with pictures of saints and crucifixion. The Indians are very devout and tell their . . . — Map (db m110799) HM
93Idaho (Teton County), Driggs — Tetonia School Bell
This Bell was used at Tetonia School in the North End of Teton Valley. In the valley there were 19 communities with schools before they consolidated to the three towns; Tetonia, Driggs, and Victor. Tetonia town site was laid out and officially . . . — Map (db m108453) HM
94Illinois (Kane County), Elgin — Elgin National Watch Company Factory Bell
The Factory - 1867 Pocket watch production began in 1867. The factory, located on National Street at the south end of Grove Avenue, grew in stages until by 1920 it was the largest watchmaking complex in the world, ultimately producing more . . . — Map (db m63436) HM
95Illinois (Lake County), Grayslake — St. Andrew Church BellBell History
The original bell from St. Andrew Episcopal church heralded many events in the life of the church and community. Usually an altar boy would be assigned the task of pulling the long rope. It was rung before regular services. It was rung for weddings . . . — Map (db m55555) HM
96Illinois (Monroe County), Waterloo — Waterloo Fire Department Memorial Bell Plaza
By ring this bell, cast in 1894, early members of the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Company were called to action to assist their neighbors in times of emergency. Since that time, the bell has graced every fire station the Waterloo Fire Department . . . — Map (db m148284) HM
97Illinois (Pulaski County), Mound City — The Old Fire Bell
This pedestal commemorates the Mound City Centennial celebration of 1954. Sealed inside are historical documents and a story of the bell that rests upon it. The bell, a war trophy, was used as lead-off bell for the Mississippi Squadron stationed . . . — Map (db m144876) HM
98Illinois (Washington County), Hoyleton — Village Fire Bell432 lbs
[Left panel:] First brought to Hoyleton in the mid to late 1800's, serving as an alarm bell from 1914 to 1948. Served the congregation of the Bethel Methodist Church, located east of Hoffman, from 1948 to 1961. In 1962 the bell . . . — Map (db m146589) HM
99Indiana (Fountain County), Veedersburg — Curfew Bell
Erected by the town of Veedersburg in memory of Cal Scherer who used old Curfew Bell over 30 years. —Board of Trustees: Leon L. Ewbank, L. R. Owens M.D., Leon Wiggins. — Map (db m34092) HM
100Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — Bell Predates the Civil War
In loving memory David J. Dukes, M.D. July 16, 1927 — June 15, 1991 Remembered for his love of music, church, sailing, family, and his fellow man. The bell predates the Civil War and may have been in the First Methodist Church around . . . — Map (db m9686) HM

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