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Emporia, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Masonic Lodges

 
 
Early Masonic Lodges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Early Masonic Lodges Marker
Inscription.  Hicksford Lodge No. 37, the first in Greensville County, was chartered in 1793. It became dormant by 1829, but several former members, with new recruits from Southampton County, formed Widow's Son Lodge No. 150, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. The new lodge first met on 7 June 1829 (Anno Lucie 5829) at the home of William Fennell near Haley's Bridge in southeastern Greensville County. The lodge moved to the courthouse in Hicksford in 1840, then in 1905 to this Classical Revival-style temple. The following year, the Royal Arch Chapter was formed and met here as well.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM-47.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1829.
 
Location. 36° 41.091′ N, 77° 32.599′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301
Early Masonic Lodges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. Early Masonic Lodges Marker
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) 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Linwood Vincent (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Edward E. Goodwyn (about 600 feet away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (about 600 feet away); In Memoriam (about 600 feet away); Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop William McKendree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022