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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?
  • Rate tower
  • Tours or visits allowed in tower?
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Image for Bell Tower - West Hickory United Methodist Churchview gallery

EE23.2 km

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Bell TowersBell Tower - West Hickory United Methodist Church

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This bell tower is located in the 1904 West Hickory United Methodist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/14/2009

last visited: 10/21/2011

Image for BICENTENNIAL BELL TOWER - WARREN PAview gallery

NENE50.4 km

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Bell TowersBICENTENNIAL BELL TOWER - WARREN PA

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A unique bell tower outside the Fire Department in Warren Pennsylvania

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member petendot

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/10/2011

last visited: 6/24/2015

Image for Miller Bell Tower - Chautauqua Institute, New Yorkview gallery

NN67.8 km

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Bell TowersMiller Bell Tower - Chautauqua Institute, New York

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A beautiful Bell Tower along beautiful Lake Chautauqua, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru

location: New York

date approved: 10/28/2010

last visited: 10/6/2019

Image for University Chapel - Allegany, NYview gallery

NENE111.4 km

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Bell TowersUniversity Chapel - Allegany, NY

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The Bell Tower at the University of St. Bonaventure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: New York

date approved: 6/25/2016

last visited: never

Image for St Sebastian Catholic Church, North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaview gallery

SS124.9 km

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Bell TowersSt Sebastian Catholic Church, North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Imposing steel tower with three bells vertically aligned

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/7/2009

last visited: 2/27/2013

Image for Carnegie United Methodist Church Bell Tower - Carnegie, PAview gallery

SS139.4 km

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Bell TowersCarnegie United Methodist Church Bell Tower - Carnegie, PA

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History seems to be short on this church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/24/2017

last visited: never

Image for Bell Towers of Former Christ Presbyterian Church - Carnegie, PAview gallery

SS139.5 km

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Bell TowersBell Towers of Former Christ Presbyterian Church - Carnegie, PA

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No one seemed to know if the bells were still there, or if they worked.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/25/2017

last visited: never

Image for Lions Park Bell Tower - Vienna, ONview gallery

NWNW148.9 km

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Bell TowersLions Park Bell Tower - Vienna, ON

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Bell tower located in Vienna's Lions Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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