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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Inscription.  The lodge was organized in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on February 10, 1776, by Connecticut soldiers in the Continental Army. It met when and where it could during the Revolutionary War. By tradition, the lodge's name and seal were suggested by Benjamin Franklin and the seal was engraved by Paul Revere. Many of the lodge members settled in the Marietta area following the war. On June 28, 1790, the lodge was reorganized in Campus Martius under its original warrant held by Past Master Capt. Jonathan Heart, commandant of Fort Harmer.
 
Erected 1978 by Brethren of the 17th Masonic District and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-84.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1934.
 
Location. 39° 25.298′ N, 81° 27.684′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County
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. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is near the entrance to Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campus Martius (a few steps from this marker); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (within shouting distance of this marker); Rufus Putnam Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Campus Martius (within shouting distance of this marker); Merydith House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Families of the Ohio Company (about 400 feet away); Steam Towboat "W. P. Snyder, Jr." (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Campus Martius Museum in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 188 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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