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Pearsall in Frio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M.

 
 
Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
1. Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

The Frio Lodge was organized with seven members in 1873 in the town of Frio City (16 mi. NW) and was chartered the following year. The first Worshipful Master was John B. McMahon, a pioneer area settler who had served as head of the Grand Lodge of Texas in 1860-61. In 1883 the Lodge relocated to the new railroad town of Pearsall. Over the years many prominent community leaders have been members of the Frio Masonic Lodge, which is the oldest continuing organization in Frio County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2064.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 28° 53.457′ N, 99° 5.721′ W. Marker is in Pearsall, Texas, in Frio County. Marker is at the intersection of South Oak Street (Business Interstate 35) and East San Marcos Street, on the left when traveling south on South Oak Street. The marker is located on the building by the sidewalk and doorway to the
Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
2. Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. and Marker
Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 South Oak Street, Pearsall TX 78061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frio County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearsall Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Frio County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); 155 mm Howitzer (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Frio County (approx. 3 miles away); Moore Catholic Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Moore Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Tehuacana Cemetery (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearsall.
 
Also see . . .  Freemasonry. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
3. Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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