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Floydada in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star

 
 
Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star Marker
Inscription.  The Floyd City Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.), was organized in early 1898 when members of the Floyd City Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. and their families petitioned the Grand Chapter of Texas O.E.S. for a charter. Mrs. Ella B. Starks was named worthy matron and Mr. J. L. Crabtree was appointed worthy patron. Officially chartered in October of that year, the chapter had a strong beginning with its charter and many new members. In 1933 the chapter was renamed Floydada Chapter No. 31 in keeping with the renaming of the Masonic Lodge, since the town itself had been renamed soon after its founding. In observing their O.E.S. objectives, the Floydada chapter has contributed time, effort and funds to many charitable and civic projects and organizations.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11883.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 33° 59.002′ N, 101° 20.174′ W. Marker is in Floydada, Texas
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, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mississippi Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Mississippi Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Floydada TX 79235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. (here, next to this marker); First Methodist Church of Floydada (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank of Floydada (about 600 feet away); Commercial Hotel (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Floydada (about 800 feet away); Organization of Floyd County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dolphin Ward Floyd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floydada, Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floydada.
 
Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star Marker on the right
Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. Marker is on the left.
Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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