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Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
1. Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Inscription.  A group of Freemasons, inspired by the concepts of a new country, of Freedom with Responsibility, Brotherly Love, and Truth, formed Harmony Lodge near this site in 1809, the first Masonic lodge in western Ohio. Meetings were held in the log court house, located on Lot 174, East Court Street, and also in Dayton and Springfield.
 
Erected 1978 by The Ninth Masonic District Officers Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 40° 6.594′ N, 83° 45.148′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 68), on the left when traveling north. In front of Masonic Temple, just south of Church Street intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 N Main Street, Urbana OH 43078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Champaign County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Champaign County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (about 600 feet away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Simon Kenton (about 700 feet away); The Samuel McCord House (about 700 feet away); The Adam Mosgrove House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dayton, Springfield, and Urbana Electric Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
 
Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,881 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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