Paul Revere Bell
The Paul Revere bell has been in the steeple of the Congregational Church for over 200 years. It is the eleventh bell cast by Paul Revere and was crafted in 1795. The bell bears two inscriptions, “The Living to the Church I call 1795” and “To the Grave I Summon All”. The bells weighs 695 pounds and is the oldest Paul Revere bell still in active use.
The bell was shipped from Boston to Newburyport by boat and then transported by oxen to Groveland. This bell has tolled the death of George Washington, the end of the Civil War, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Until 1855, the bell was rung every day at 12:00 noon and as a curfew at 9:00 pm.