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

Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription. Settled as early as the 1840s, Post Oak Island was one of this area’s earliest communities. There, on September 15, 1855, I.J. Kidd, T. Gatlin, P.A. Middleton, M. Gardner and A.S. Harper established a Masonic lodge. On February 2, 1856, the lodge was officially constituted as Post Oak Island Lodge #181, and by October 1860, lodge members had paid the mortgage on their lodge hall. They moved the hall in 1878 to Sam Smith Springs (Lawhon Springs), and in 1901, they moved it again, to Beaukiss. Despite the relatively small population of Beaukiss, the long-standing institution has maintained a high membership, pulled from the area’s dispersed rural communities.
 
Erected 2006 by The Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13604.)
 
Location. 30° 26.601′ N, 97° 14.628′ W. Marker is near Elgin, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on County Road 480 near Farm to Market Rd, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elgin TX 78621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Publisher and Printer David Ervin Lawhon (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lawrence Chapel Cemetery
Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Type Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mager Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of Gano Community (approx. 6.4 miles away); United States Senator Morgan C. Hamilton (approx. 8.8 miles away); St. Peters United Church of Christ (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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