American Revolution Bicentennial Bell

American Revolution Bicentennial Bell (HM14S0)

Location: Princeton, WV 24740 Mercer County
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N 37° 21.948', W 81° 6.17'

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From 1879 to 1929, this bell was rung to open court at the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton. After the courthouse was dismantled in 1929, the bell was used as a dinner bell at the County poor farm at Gardner. Later discarded at the farm, the bell was saved by Mrs. Lida Pine Taliaferro, who with her sisters preserved the bell for the County until 1976 when it was returned to the courthouse for the nationwide Bicentennial bell-ringing ceremony held at 2 PM, July 4, 1976.

Bell mounted by the Mercer County commission: Luther Byrd (president), Joe Coburn, Clarence Six, and Wilson Harvey, Clerk.

November 11, 1977
HM NumberHM14S0
Year Placed1976
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490894 N 4135457
Decimal Degrees37.36580000, -81.10283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.948', W 81° 6.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 56.88" N, 81° 6' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7120 WV-20, Princeton WV 24740, US
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