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Near Smithwick in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Henry Thomas Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Henry Thomas Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 5, 2009
1. Henry Thomas Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription. In settlement started by Noah Smithwick, when he built water mill here in 1855. In 1861 he moved to California, but the mill continued in operation.
A. M. Cox erected this building in 1874. Minister Henry Thomas moved the Lodge (chartered June 15, 1865) from Turkey Bend, Texas to this place in 1876. A store occupied the lower floor.
Lodge obtained upper story at death of Mr. Cox, by his will. F. P. Lewis gave lower story in 1952.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967

 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9752.)
 
Location. 30° 32.573′ N, 98° 10.058′ W. Marker is near Smithwick, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on County Road 344, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. From Marble Falls take FM 1431 E approx. 8 miles to CR 344, then south on CR 344 approx. 2 miles. Road will dead-end at the lodge; marker is on front of building. Marker is in this post office area: Marble Falls TX 78654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithwick Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rockvale (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dead Man's Hole
Henry Thomas Lodge, A.F. & A.M. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 5, 2009
2. Henry Thomas Lodge, A.F. & A.M.
Marker on wall to right of door
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Hoag-Faubion-Fuchs House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Otto Ebeling House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Christian-Matern House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Marble Falls Depot (approx. 6.7 miles away); Marble Falls Factory Site (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  See Smithwick Cemetery. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Charter Members
Burnet County History (Volume 1, Eakin Press, 1979) lists charter members as A.M. Cox, Christian Dorbandt, John F. Burton, W.B. Kirkwood, Elias Jackson, W.H. Holland, J.A. Harris, J. Vickers, H.O. Hensel, Calvin Hall and O.L. White.
    — Submitted July 20, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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