The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower (HM2IG)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.339', W 77° 26.119'

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This tower was built in 1824, on the site of a frame building. It long served as a guard house for the State Guard.

The bell was a fire alarm and was also rung in emergencies. In 1861-1865 it was used to call out local defenders, notably on April 21, 1861 (Pawnee Sunday) and on February 7, 1864.

Tower restored by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bell donated by the Commonwealth Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.
HM NumberHM2IG
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1933
Placed ByCommonwealth Chapter, N.S.D.A.R
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284837 N 4157453
Decimal Degrees37.53898333, -77.43531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.339', W 77° 26.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 20.34" N, 77° 26' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 N 9th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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