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Cumberland County Liberty Bell

  • The bell, in the key of F, was made in Bridgewater, England before 1776 
  • This bell has been used in many ways in Bridgeton and once in Philadelphia 
  • Called people together for important news and meetings when hanging in the Court House that was built in 1760-61
  • Rang for liberty when the Declaration of Independence was signed 
  • Used as a warning signal during the War of 1812
  • Was a fireman's bell 
  • Was a school bell for the West Jersey Academy and later at the old Bridgeton High School 
  • Rang for the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Cumberland County in 1948 
  • Was on exhibit in Philadelphia during the 150th Anniversary of Independence. While there, it rang for the closing time