The Revere Bell

The Revere Bell (tmp-1b397)

Location: Thomaston, ME 04861 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 4.866', W 69° 10.117'

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Knox Museum

American Patriot Paul Revere is best known for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, warning colonists of the advancing British forces. Although generations of people know Revere as an American hero, others know him as a noted silver and goldsmith, a trade he learned from his father and passed on to his son.           In 1787, the Paul Revere and Son Foundry expanded their metalworking to include iron and brass firebacks, weights, metal for shipbuilding, cannons, and bells. The Foundry cast 959 bells between 1792 and 1828. Paul Revere cast his last bell in 1811, at the age of 76.           In 1791, Henry Knox paid $625.00 to purchase a bell for the Congregational Meeting House that once stood on the parcel of land just beyond the present front gate of the Knox Museum. The bell later cracked and was recast by the Foundry in 1822. In 1964, the Meeting House was demolished and the bell became the property of the Knox Memorial Association which, along with the General Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, spearheaded the project to rebuild Montpelier as a "Fitting Memorial to Revolutionary War General and First Secretary of War, Henry Knox."           M.M. Springer memorialized the Revere bell and the life of General Henry Knox with the poem "North Parish Bell", an excerpt of which
appears below:
Twas the hand of the General that placed me here,In the days when the land was young.I was born in the foundry of Paul Revere,and I speak with a mighty tongue.I pealed out a welcome to Royal guests,I rang for the blushing bride,I rang, when they christened a bonny babe,And I tolled, when the General died."
HM Numbertmp-1b397
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 486499 N 4880894
Decimal Degrees44.08110000, -69.16861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 4.866', W 69° 10.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 4' 51.96" N, 69° 10' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old High St, Thomaston ME 04861, US
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