The Old Bell

The Old Bell (HMF5Y)

Location: Lima, OH 45801 Allen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.57', W 84° 6.317'

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Cast in Cincinnati about 1840, this bell was brought to Lima by way of the Miami Erie Canal and horse drawn wagon, and placed in Allen County's 1842 Courthouse. It rang the hour, announced births and deaths, called citizens to church and town meetings, alerted volunteer firemen, and celebrated national holidays. During the 1876 Centennial of The American Revolution, an extra burst of zeal seriously damaged the bell after which it narrowly escaped the scrap heap. Placed here in 1992 to honor The Sesquicentennial of Lima's Charter it is displayed to remind its citizens of what originally brought them together.
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HM NumberHMF5Y
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 744409 N 4514241
Decimal Degrees40.74283333, -84.10528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.57', W 84° 6.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 34.20" N, 84° 6' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)419, 937, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 W North St, Lima OH 45801, US
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