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Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio

 
 
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Marker
Inscription.  On this site, on January 4-7, 1808, the six Masonic lodges then existent in the state met and formed the Grand Lodge of Ohio. General Rufus Putnam of Marietta was elected the first Grand Master. Because of advanced age and failing health, he declined the honor and Governor Samuel Huntington was named in his stead.
 
Erected 1978 by The Seventh District Masonic Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.994′ N, 82° 58.96′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling east. Marker is on south side of courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 W Main Street, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court House Renovation (here, next to this marker); Donald E. McHenry (a few steps from
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Marker
County courthouse in background.
this marker); Site of Ohio's First Statehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site in Journalism (about 400 feet away); The Chillicothe Gazette (about 400 feet away); Banking Crisis of 1819 (about 500 feet away); Scioto Lodge No. 6 F. & A. M. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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