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St. John's Lodge No. 2

Grand Lodge of Delaware, A.F.&A.M.

 
 
St. John's Lodge No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. St. John's Lodge No. 2 Marker
Inscription.  First chartered by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as Lodge No. 33 on April 3, 1781. Early meetings were held alternately at Christiana Bridge and New Castle. This was one of four Lodges whose representatives gathered in Wilmington on June 6 and 7, 1806, to form the Grand Lodge of Delaware. At this historic meeting the Lodge was formally warranted as St. John's Lodge No. 2. Joseph Israel, a Revolutionary War officer who had served as Charter Master of Lodge No. 33, was selected to serve as first Senior Grand Warden. Past Masters of this Lodge have included Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr., member of the United States Congress (1807-11/1817-26), George Read II, United States District Attorney (1789-1836), and Thomas Stockton, an active organizer of the Grand Lodge who served as Governor of Delaware (1845-46). Over the years meetings were held at several locations in New Castle. The members of St. John's Lodge No. 2 moved to their present site in 1984.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-158.)
 
Location. 39° 40.699′ 
St. John's Lodge No. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. St. John's Lodge No. 2
N, 75° 33.568′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wilmington Road (Delaware Route 9) and E. Burton Ave., on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the wall of the Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, 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. Buttonwood School (approx. half a mile away); New Castle Killed In Action Memorial (approx. one mile away); Broad Dyke (approx. one mile away); The Collins Park Bombings (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mount Salem U.M. Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Casimir (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Casimir: Key to the Early Delaware Valley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Casimir (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr. - U.S. Senate. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Thomas Stockton - Governor of Delaware. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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