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Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
1. Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A. M.-The origin of organized Free masonry in Dover can be traced to the formation of Old Lodge No. 18 on August 25, 1775. During its twelve years of existence, meeting were held on the "The Green" at an inn which stood on the future site of the Kent County Courthouse. Members included such prominent Delawareans as John Dickinson, "Penman of the Revolution," and Continental Army officer David Hall, Robert Kirkwood, James Tilton, and Allen McLane. The first Union Lodge was chartered on June 24, 1809. Worshipful Master was Willard Hall, who is widely recognized as the "father" of public education in Delaware. Hall later served as the Grand Master of Masons in Delaware in 1817 and 1818. The Lodge met in 1833. The charter was revived by the Grand Lodge of Delaware on June 27, 1857. Meeting places have included the Dunning Building and "Old Brick Academy" on State Street, 22 Loockerman Street, and the Hinkle Building at State and North Street. After nearly a half century of meeting there, the members of Union Lodge No.7 completed construction of the present building in 2005.
 
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Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
2. Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M. Marker
2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-98.)
 
Location. 39° 8.622′ N, 75° 33.396′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Wyoming Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1478 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover DE 19904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eden Hill Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Caesar Rodney School District (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Dover's First Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); The History of the Howell Mill Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Town of Wyoming (approx. 1.7 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
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Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
3. Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A.M. Marker
This plaque is on the right side of the entrance door.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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