Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Order of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24
This chapter was organized in 1896 with 21 charter members and is the sister organization to the Kerrville Masonic Lodge. The first Worthy Matron was Mary Parsons and the first Worthy Patron was Ed Smallwood. Two members have held the highest office at the state level. While not associated with any church denomination, this organization supports the Grand Chapter's Scholarship Program for Religious Training. This chapter also helps to maintain a retirement home for its aged members and has served the area for more than 100 years with local charitable and outreach programs.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15351.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 30° 3.928′ N, 99° 10.358′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kerrville Lodge No. 697, A.F. & A.M. (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); Methodist Encampment Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Famous Door Cafe (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Order of the Eastern Star. The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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