Greens Fork Post Clock

Greens Fork Post Clock at 19 Pearl Street

About the Clock

Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield, Massachusetts manufactures ten post clocks ranging from $4,100 to $33,000. Ours is third in size, weight and price. It stands 11'4" tall and weighs 500 lbs.

Once the order was placed on February 3, 2003, it would take them fourteen weeks to customize our desires in color, illumination, hand type, face design, inscription and to set up the time zone.

The work here involved digging a 24x36 inch hole and installing four stainless steel rods and templates in cement. This structure will support the clock.

Running an electric wire through conduit to the clock was done. This provides for the clock illumination and hand movement.

History of the Clock

In October 2001, we launched a $10,200 project to purchase a small post clock. In nine months those funds were secured.

A replica of the clock was made. We then carried it downtown to select the ideal site. It would be near the old bank building.

Approval from the State Highway Department for installation was needed. On October 23, 2002, we received approval from them, allowing us to install the clock at the bank site we had chosen.

June 2, 2003, the clock was delivered and erected. We cautiously watched the post holes glide onto the rods. A hook on the top of the clock allowed it to be hoisted nearly eight feet in the air to sit on the post base. It went like "clockwork". A sigh rallied through the crowd assembled as the final bolt was fastened.

Today, a bronze plaque is placed at the front of the clock. The clock was given to the Town and our Historical Society dedicated it to the people of Clay Township.

For more information, contact the Clay Township Historical & Preservation Society, 19 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 5, Greens Fork, IN 47345. Phone: 765.886.5166.

Special thanks to Jayne Beers of the Clay Township Historical and Preservation Society for providing this information.

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