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Bell Towers
Managed By: Icon Here Bell Tower Managers
Description:
To locate and waymark bell towers that are either still in use or dormant. Many towers have unique architecture and very useful in their design. Towers for this group MUST not be able to fall into either Static Displayed Bells or Carilions Waymarking groups.
Expanded Description:
They stand tall around churches ,civic buildings or universities. They were and still are used to signify time, special events (weddings, funerals, etc..), civil defense and as fire alarms.
From the Wikipedia article, located bell tower
A bell tower (also belfry) is a tower which contains one or more bells, or which is designed to hold bells, even if it has none. In the European tradition, such a tower most commonly serves as part of a church and contains church bells. When attached to a city hall or other civic building, especially in continental Europe, it is often named "belfry". Elsewhere, the term "belfry" refers strictly to the part of the tower which contains the bells. Thus some bell towers have no belfry. The occasional free standing bell tower may also be referred to by its Italian name, campanile. Old bell towers may be kept for their historic or iconic value, though in countries with a strong campanological tradition they often continue to serve their original purposes as well.


Most communities have one. Some are plain and simple structures holding the bells. Some are ornate and have history behind them.
Whats yours like? We want to know. We want to see it and share its simple beauty or national history with all.
Instructions for Posting a Bell Towers Waymark:
At least 1 good quality photograph (2 or more preferred) and coordinates taken from GPS as close to tower as safely possible. Please recount any interesting history about the tower if possible. Add any other information you feel will make your waymark interesting so others desire to visit it.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please post an original picture of the tower taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this tower and any other interesting information you learned about it while there.
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Variables:
  • Address of Tower
  • Still Operational
  • Number of bells in tower?
  • Relevant website?
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  • Tours or visits allowed in tower?
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Image for Centennial Park Bell Tower - Nashville, TNview gallery

SWSW23.7 km

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Bell TowersCentennial Park Bell Tower - Nashville, TN

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Uniquely designed bell tower in historic Centennial Park in Nashville

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/3/2013

last visited: 4/19/2015

Image for First Methodist Church Bell Tower - Pulaski, TNview gallery

SS124.7 km

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Bell TowersFirst Methodist Church Bell Tower - Pulaski, TN

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Large steeple, with bells, near front and smaller steeple, no bells, toward community center in rear.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/12/2018

last visited: never

Image for Giles County Courthouse Bell Tower - Pulaski, TNview gallery

SS124.9 km

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Bell TowersGiles County Courthouse Bell Tower - Pulaski, TN

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Even though this courthouse was built in 1909, the clock and bell are from the 1859 building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: never

Image for First Baptist Church Bell Tower - Pulaski, TNview gallery

SS125.4 km

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Bell TowersFirst Baptist Church Bell Tower - Pulaski, TN

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Listed on NRHP for district but is NC because of age. Church is on the "even" side of the street and listed as 410 on historic records, but church web site has odd number for address.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/28/2019

last visited: never

Image for Waynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Bell  - Waynesboro, TNview gallery

SWSW148.9 km

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Bell TowersWaynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Bell - Waynesboro, TN

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This is still an active church with Sunday Service at 10am and Worship at 11am.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/21/2017

last visited: never

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