Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Kerrville Lodge No. 697, A.F. & A.M.
Organized by Masons affiliated with Rising Star Lodge in nearby Center Point, Kerrville Lodge No. 697 was chartered on December 11, 1890. The 21 charter members elected Ed Smallwood as their first Worshipful Master. A two-story stone building erected by Charles Schreiner served as the institution's headquarters until a second structure was acquired in 1927. Construction of the current building began in December 1972, and it was formally dedicated in February 1974. The Kerrville Masonic Lodge has served the community with many programs.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2933.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 30° 3.931′ N, 99° 10.353′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Methodist Encampment Road and Ridgemont Lane, on the right when traveling north on Methodist Encampment Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Methodist Encampment Road, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 milesOrder of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24 (a few steps from this marker); Starkey Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); Gatlin Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Famous Door Cafe (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Doyle Colored School (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Freemasonry. The Masonic fraternity, brought to the American colonies in the mid-eighteenth century, was well established in all of the United States by 1820. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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