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Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Freemasonry in Versailles

 
 
Freemasonry in Versailles Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
1. Freemasonry in Versailles Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Landmark Masonic Lodge No. 41 was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Free & Accepted Masons on August 27, 1817. In the first 200 years after Landmark Lodge was chartered, three of its members — John McKinney, Jr., William Brown, Jr., and Christopher L. Stout — rose to the rank of Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Free & Accepted Masons.

Landmark Masonic Lodge No. 41 has consistently provided services to help the youth of Versailles for over two centuries. Former Governor and Commissioner of Major League Baseball, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, and entertainer John Conlee were members of Landmark Lodge. Originally housed in one of the oldest buildings in Versailles, Lodge No. 41 moved to its current location in 1986.
 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2523.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1817.
 
Location. 38° 3.231′ N, 84° 43.818′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 62) south of West Green Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 North Main Street, Versailles KY 40383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodford County Courthouses (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watkins Tavern (about 600 feet away); Big Spring Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sen. Joseph C. S. Blackburn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodford County, 1789 / County Named (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randall Lee Gibson / Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodford County's Civil War Generals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Rose Hill Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Freemasonry in Versailles Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
2. Freemasonry in Versailles Marker (Side B)
Freemasonry in Versailles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
3. Freemasonry in Versailles Marker
Marker is partially obscured by the SUV on the left.
Original home of Landmark Masonic Lodge No. 41 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jayne C. Henderson, Kentucky Heritage Commission, 1979
4. Original home of Landmark Masonic Lodge No. 41
The Federal-style building at 125 Morgan Street was built in 1817. It is part of the Morgan Street National Historic District.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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