Court House Bell

Court House Bell (HM1EVC)

Location: Waverly, TN 37185 Humphreys County
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N 36° 4.986', W 87° 47.682'

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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
Year Placed1997
Placed ByCounty Executive and CountY Commissioners
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 428450 N 3993457
Decimal Degrees36.08310000, -87.79470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 4.986', W 87° 47.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 4' 59.16" N, 87° 47' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 193-199 N Court Square, Waverly TN 37185, US
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