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Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
1. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  The 1845 charter establishing Paris Lodge No. 27 was the last charter issued by the Grand Lodge of Texas during the Republic of Texas period. The Lodge was organized by George W. Wright, founder of Paris, as a refuge for transient immigrant Masons. Over the years members have met at numerous locations in Paris before building a hall at this site in 1985. Paris Lodge No. 27, noted for its charitable and civic contributions, has been in continuous existence since 1845. In 1873, 1956, and 1961 a member of this lodge served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8218.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 33° 37.59′ N, 95° 33.75′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and 7th Street SW, on the left when traveling north on South Church Street. Marker is located at the entrance to
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the Paris Masonic Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3150 South Church Street, Paris TX 75462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Travis Clack Henderson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paris Cotton Compress (approx. 1.7 miles away); Burial Site of John S. Chisum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sam Bell Maxey (approx. 2 miles away); Lightfoot - Coleman House (approx. 2 miles away); Judge Wm. Henry Lightfoot House (approx. 2 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross, Episcopal (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Texas Freemason History.
On July 4, 1845, a convention of duly elected delegates met in the city of Austin for the purpose of drafting an ordinance accepting the terms of annexation offered to the Republic of Texas by the United States and for the further purpose of drafting a constitution for the state of Texas. Of the sixty-one delegates to this convention, thirty six are known to have been Masons. With such influential Masons holding prominent positions of trust and leadership in the organization and conduct of the government, it was inevitable that the principles of free masonry should become deeply rooted in the Texas constitutions of 1836 and 1845, and in the general and special laws as enacted,
Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
2. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker
interpreted, and enforced thereunder. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Paris Masonic Lodge Sesquecentennial Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
3. Paris Masonic Lodge Sesquecentennial Tablet
Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
4. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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