ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission will recognize the relocation of the county’s courthouse bell to the 1909 Historic Courthouse, and salute Guy Troy of Liberty for his initiative in prompting the bell’s return, as part of its regular meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the Historic Courthouse meeting room.
The bell was moved to the new Randolph County Courthouse in 2002 and placed on display in the fourth floor lobby. In November, Troy recommended to the landmark commission that the bell be moved back to the Historic Courthouse, where it would be more accessible to public viewing. The commission approved the request and the Randolph County Board of Commissioners agreed to the move earlier this month.
The bell is now on display in the lobby of the Historic Courthouse.
The bell was commissioned in 1838 by a committee consisting of Jonathan Worth, Hugh McCain and John Balfour Troy, an ancestor of Guy Troy. It was cast in Medford, Mass., in 1838 by G.H. Holbrook, a bell founder whose father was trained in the craft by Paul Revere.
The Historic Landmark Preservation Commission identifies, preserves and protects the county’s historic landmarks, and educates the community about those resources as well as historic preservation in general. Learn more at www.rchlpc.org.
The 1909 Historic Courthouse is located at 145 Worth Street in Asheboro.