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Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267

 
 
Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 22, 2021
1. Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 Marker
Inscription.  The Masonic Lodge in Stephenville organized on July 23, 1860, with 24 masons assembling, including town founder John M. Stephen and four visitors from Gatesville Lodge No. 197. Members first met in a two-story log building facing Belknap Street, with the upper story used for the lodge and the lower story used for school and church purposes. William Motheral was appointed the first worshipful master. The lodge received its charter from the Grand Lodge of Texas on June 12, 1861. In 1891, the lodge leveled the Erath County Courthouse cornerstone. The masons have been active in local and statewide charities, including Scottish Rite Hospital, Masonic Children and Family Services and scholarships for students at Stephenville High School.
 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17230.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1861.
 
Location. 32° 13.141′ N, 98° 12.195′ W. Marker is in Stephenville, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection
The front entrance to the Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 22, 2021
2. The front entrance to the Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 and Marker
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of South Columbia Street and West College Street, on the right when traveling south on South Columbia Street. The marker is located next to the entrance to the lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 244 South Columbia Street, Stephenville TX 76401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church of Stephenville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank Building (about 300 feet away); Dawson Saloon (about 400 feet away); Stephenville Drug Stores (about 400 feet away); Erath County CSA War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Erath County War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 500 feet away); Crow Opera House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stephenville.
 
The view of the Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 and Marker from the parking lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 22, 2021
3. The view of the Stephenville Masonic Lodge No. 267 and Marker from the parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Aug. 8, 2022