The Saving of the Liberty Bell

The Saving of the Liberty Bell (HM2BY6)

Location: Allentown, PA 18101 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.147', W 75° 28.223'

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In commemoration of the saving of the
Liberty Bell
from the British, September 1777
Erected to the memory of
John Jacob Mickley
Commissary of Issues, and member of the General
Committee from Whitehall Township
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
who, under cover of darkness, and with his farm team,
hauled the Liberty Bell from Independence Hall,
Philadelphia, through the British lines to Bethlehem,
where the wagon broke down, September 23, 1777.
The bell was then transferred to Frederick Leiser's
wagon, and brought to Allentown, September 24, 1777.
It was placed beneath the floor of Zion's Reformed
Church, where it remained secreted for nearly a year.
This tablet is placed by the order of the Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, June 2, 1907, under the
auspices of the Pennsylvania Daughters of the American
Revolution, erected October 15, 1908.

Mrs. Alfred G. Saeger Chairman
Miss Minnie F. Mickley Secretary
of the John Jacob Mickley Memorial Committee
Appointed by Mrs. Allen P. Pearley, State Regent of Pennsylvania
HM NumberHM2BY6
Year Placed1908
Placed ByPennsylvania Daughters of the American Revolution and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 460203 N 4494733
Decimal Degrees40.60245000, -75.47038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.147', W 75° 28.223'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 8.8199999999999" N, 75° 28' 13.38" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 622 Hamilton St, Allentown PA 18101, US
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