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Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F.& A.M. began in the community of Lyons in 1856. The first meeting place was at a farm in the town. Members built a lodge building in 1861 that also functioned as the community's public school until 1874. After the Civil War, as residents began moving out of Lyons, so did the lodge. By 1869, members held meetings at High Hill. After 1874, the original building and lodge meetings moved to Schulenburg. Members erected a new hall in 1876 that served for more than 100 years. In the 1980s, members sold it and constructed a new building. Lyons Lodge halls provided space for school classes until 1900. Today, as in years past, lodge members continue to be active in civic affairs.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13602.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 29° 41.063′ N, 96° 54.007′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on College Street
The Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. Marker at the Lodge entrance but hidden by bushes image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. Marker at the Lodge entrance but hidden by bushes
just from East Avenue, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located to the left of the front door to the lodge but hidden behind bushes. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 College Street, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schulenburg Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Old Anderson Place (approx. half a mile away); Schulenburg (approx. half a mile away); Turner Hall (approx. one mile away); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. one mile away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Freemasonry. Among the first Americans to migrate to Texas in the 1820s were a number of Masons. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. High Hill Texas. The area was originally part of the E. Anderson league and was settled in the 1830s. Around the late 1840s German immigrants established several small settlements, Blum Hill, Wursten and Oldenburg. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

3. Lyons, Texas. After the Civil War the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway extended its line toward
The view of the lodge from the street. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The view of the lodge from the street.
San Antonio and passed two miles north of the community. In 1874 the post office, the local businesses, and the lodge moved to the railroad and formed the nucleus of the new town of Schulenburg. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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