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Devine in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Devine Lodge, No. 590

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Devine Lodge, No. 590 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
1. Devine Lodge, No. 590 Marker
Inscription.  

Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas on Dec. 12, 1884, this Masonic body first met on the second floor of Josh Herring's store at Commercial Dr. and Herring Ave. John Redus, who was instrumental in the formation of the lodge, served as the first Worshipful Master. In 1900 an Eastern Star Chapter was organized. After meeting at various sites around town, the Lodge moved to this location in 1962. Membership of Devine Lodge has included many leading clergymen, doctors, businessmen, and public officials of the area.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1214.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1884.
 
Location. 29° 8.782′ N, 98° 54.554′ W. Marker is in Devine, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of North Windy Knoll Drive and West Moore Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Windy Knoll Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Devine TX 78016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. First Baptist Church of Devine (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Last Person Killed by Indians in Medina County (approx. half a mile away); Judge Thomas J. Devine (approx. half a mile away); Stroud's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devine Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish Exploration in Medina County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charco de la Pita (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Devine.
 
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. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The entrance to the Devine Lodge, No. 590 and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
2. The entrance to the Devine Lodge, No. 590 and Marker
Devine Lodge, No. 590 Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
3. Devine Lodge, No. 590 Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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