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Middletown in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M.

 
 
Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. Marker
Inscription.  Chartered on June 24, 1765 by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania A.Y.M., Lodge No. 5 at Cantwell's Bridge (later known as Odessa) became the first Masonic lodge established in Delaware. The lodge was admitted to membership under the Grand Lodge of Delaware in January, 1816. Lodge No. 5 moved to Middletown in 1822 and adopted the name "Union" in 1851. With uninterrupted service to the community, Union Lodge No. 5, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, is distinguished as one of the oldest continuous organizations in the state of Delaware.
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-214.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1765.
 
Location. 39° 26.661′ N, 75° 43.117′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on W. Park Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 W Park Place, Middletown DE 19709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M.
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are within walking distance of this marker. School Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Witherspoon Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown Academy (approx. half a mile away); Old St. Anne's (approx. 0.7 miles away); Three Welsh Members (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 21, 2022