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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order Marker
Inscription.  

This fraternity was founded in 1865 by former Confederate soldiers at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, during the administration of Robert E. Lee. XI Chapter was founded at Southwestern University on November 28, 1883, by Alexander S. Walker and Frederick C. Procter of the Kappa Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas. XI Chapter met secretly until 1887 when faculty anti-fraternity laws were rescinded. The first fraternity house was built in 1895. Throughout its history XI Chapter has produced numerous distinguished alumni.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15009.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1893.
 
Location. 30° 38.144′ N, 97° 40.069′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of McKenzie Drive and Maple Street, on the right when traveling east on McKenzie Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iota Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2018
2. XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order Marker
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The Woman’s Club of Georgetown (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.B. and Lilburn Atkinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwestern University Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.C. Vaden House (approx. ¼ mile away); Southwestern University (approx. ¼ mile away); Easley Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown High School Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
3. XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order House
An edge of the marker can barely be seen to the right of the entry to the fraternity house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,723 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 18, 2021