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Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Scottish Rite in Ohio

 
 
The Scottish Rite in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
1. The Scottish Rite in Ohio Marker
Inscription. The first Scottish Rite body of Free-Masonry west of the Alleghenies was formed in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1852 by Killian H. Van Rensselaer, an honorary 33rd Degree Mason. He lived in this city from 1851 to 1867. Van Rensselaer was superintendent of construction of the present railroad tunnel west of Cambridge. He died in Cincinnati in 1881, at age of 80.
 
Erected 1978 by the Officers and Members of the Masonic Lodges in the 23rd Masonic District and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.488′ N, 81° 35.226′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) east of 9th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Charles E. Jefferson (within shouting distance
Marker and Commemorative Tablet at the Masonic Temple image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
2. Marker and Commemorative Tablet at the Masonic Temple
of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guernsey County Desert Storm Memorial (about 800 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 800 feet away); Guernsey County Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away); Guernsey Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); George R. Tingle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert T. Secrest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guernsey County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
More about this marker. According to the Ohio Historical Society, this should be marker number 3-30.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bodies of Masonry. Brief definitions
Bicentenial Commemorative Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
3. Bicentenial Commemorative Tablet
The tablet reads: 1776–1976. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Fremasonry, Valley of Cambridge, on July 4th 1976 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Spes mea in Deo est. The latin motto on this plaque is the motto for Scottish Masonry’s 32nd degree. It translates to “My hope is in God.”
of Masonry, the Scottish and York Rites, and Shrine. (Submitted on May 25, 2007.) 

2. Scottish Rite. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 25, 2007.) 
 
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The Scottish Rite Temple and Auditorium in Cambridge, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
4. The Scottish Rite Temple and Auditorium in Cambridge, Ohio
 
 
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