Historic Markers Across Tennessee



The Journey of the Bell



Marker ID:  
Location: on East Main Street west of Maryland Road, Pleasant Hill, TN
County: Cumberland
Coordinates: N 35° 58.567    W 085° 11.65
  35.97611666    -85.19416666
Waymark: None
 



Text:

1817
Cast by Revere and Sons, Boston, Massachusetts

1817-1824
Hung in steeple of 2nd Congressional Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts

1825-1886
Placed in Old North Congregational Church, Marblehead

1886
Purchased by J.J,H. Gregory and sent to Pleasant Hill Academy

1886-1918
Hung in belfry of Pleasant Hill Academy’s first building

1922
Broken bell was placed on site of Dodge Hall which had burned

1959
Hung in bell tower of Pleasant Hill Community Church, United Church of Christ

2011
Given to the Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands and moved to Pioneer Hall Museum.

2011 by Pleasant Hill Historical Society.