Vaughn Memorial Tower
   Ferrum College
   (formerly Ferrum Junior College)
   Franklin Street (VA-40) at Wiley Drive
   Ferrum, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 36.92443, W 80.02086
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   Ferrum College
     215 Ferrum Mountain Road
     Ferrum, VA  24088
     PO Box 1000
     Ferrum, VA  24088
   T: (800)868-9797
   - or -
   Chaplain's Office
   T: (540)365-4286   F: (540)365-4599
   E: wastin@ferrum.edu



*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1970
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1972


On the college Website, the silhouette of the bell tower appears in the logo.  The carillon is mentioned in a few places, but without details.
In an online tour of the campus, there is a photo of Vaughn Chapel and the freestanding campanile.  But you will need Java turned on to be able to see it.  At the head of the Email directory page is a photo with a different perspective on the chapel and campanile.

Waymarking page, with 2 photos of the tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in VA.


   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09

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