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Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
1. Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription. The first Mason Lodge in Kaufman County, Bloomfield Lodge No. 112, was located in Kaufman. In times of heavy rain during the 1880s, the roads were impassable. For this reason 16 members petitioned for a lodge charter in the 8-year-old town of Scurry in 1890. A charter for Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M., was issued December 11, 1891. The first officers were S.J. Modisett, Thomas Martin and J. W. McFarland; the lodge weathered good financial times and bad as a center of community activity and public service. Though forced to relocate due to fires, the lodge grew steadily. As is Masonic tradition, lodge members raise and spend monies on behalf of those in need. Kaufman Lodge No. 726 has provided leaders for the town of Scurry and its vicinity, and is very active in medical aid and public education.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11989.)
 
Location. 32° 31.224′ N, 96° 22.953′ W. Marker is in Scurry, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 148 0.1 miles west of Stewart Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8782 FM 148, Scurry TX 75158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
2. Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M.
, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cottonwood Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rosser Depot (approx. 5.8 miles away); First Christian Church of Kaufman (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scurry.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016.
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