Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Boerne Chapter No. 200 - O.E.S.
The foundations of the Order of the Eastern Star began in the 1840s and, by 1867, developed into a system of local chapters. Eastern Star is dedicated to the principles of truth, charity, and loving kindness. Organized in June 1910, the Boerne chapter had membership of twenty women and men when chartered on October 11, 1911. Many members belonged to pioneer families of the area. Virgil (Taylor) Calrow, the wife of a Rough Rider and Texas Ranger, was the first Worthy Matron. The chapter contributes to local charities and awards scholarships to graduating seniors. Supporting Masonic youth, in 1952 the chapter helped organize Assembly #229, Order of Rainbow for girls.
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17334.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1910.
Location. 29° 47.804′ N, 98° 43.557′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of East Blanco Road and South Plant AvenueTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 897 East Blanco Road, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 (here, next to this marker); Transportation Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Boerne Schoolhouses (approx. ¼ mile away); Kuhlmann-King House (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry J. Graham Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Kendall County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kendall County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.