— Museum Of African American History —The Midway Congregational Church bell played a very important role in the lives of Dorchester Academy students. It kept time by ringing with an echo that could be heard seven to ten miles away. The bell rang every day at six, seven, eight, nine, twelve, and three o'clock. The six o'clock bell awoke campus residents and marked a start time for area students walking to school. The breakfast bell rang at seven o'clock. The eight o'clock bell signaled the start of classes. When the ringing stopped, all students had to be inside the building. The bell ringer would extend the rings if he saw kids hurrying down the road. Often, students who walked to school would literally be saved by the bell. The nine o'clock ringing meant that all classes had started and thosewho were late would not be allowed to attend school that day. The lunch bell rang at twelve o'clock, and the three o'clock bell dismissed pupils from school for the day.
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|Placed By||City of Flemington|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 456037 N 3518533|
|Decimal Degrees||31.80155000, -81.46443333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 48.093', W 81° 27.866'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 48' 5.58" N, 81° 27' 51.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8600-9098 Hwy 84, Midway GA 31320, US|
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