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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order

 
 
XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order Marker
Inscription. This fraternity was founded in 1865 by former Confederate soldiers at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, during the administration of Robert E. Lee. XI Chapter was founded at Southwestern University on November 28, 1883, by Alexander S. Walker and Frederick C. Procter of the Kappa Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas. XI Chapter met secretly until 1887 when faculty anti-fraternity laws were rescinded. The first fraternity house was built in 1895. Throughout its history XI Chapter has produced numerous distinguished alumni.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15009.)
 
Location. 30° 38.144′ N, 97° 40.069′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of McKenzie Drive and Maple Street, on the right when traveling east on McKenzie Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iota Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woman’s Club of Georgetown (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.B. and Lilburn Atkinson House (approx. 0.2 miles
XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order House
An edge of the marker can barely be seen to the right of the entry to the fraternity house.
away); Southwestern University Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.C. Vaden House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwestern University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Easley Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgetown High School Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  History of Kappa Alpha Order Xi Chapter. Founded on November 28, 1883, Kappa Alpha Order Xi Chapter is not only the oldest chapter on Southwestern's campus, but also the oldest chapter of any fraternity west of the Mississippi River. (Submitted on December 3, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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