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Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
1. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Inscription.  On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles Gunn, Junior Warden. The lodge was founded under a dispensation from Henry Brush, Ohio Grand Master and Captain of the Ohio Militia. Among many prominent early members was General James B. Steadman of Chickamauga fame. Almon Gibbs later became Maumee's first postmaster and Justice of the Peace. [Masonic Symbol]
 
Erected 1992 by In Commemoration of the 175th year of Northern Light Lodge No. 40 and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 30-48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1952.
 
Location. 41° 33.7′ N, 83° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on W. Wayne Street
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
2. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
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west of Conant Street (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west. The marker is affixed to the wall of the Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maumee Honor Roll (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); G.A.R. Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); House of Four Pillars (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Plantation (approx. half a mile away); The Indian Wars (approx. half a mile away); Maumee Rapids (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dudley's Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
More about this marker. It is numbered 5-47 on its face, but it shown on The Ohio Historical Society list as number 30-48. “48” is the number for Lucas County. County “47” is a few counties to the east.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker Number
When they cast this marker, they must have made a mistake and mis-numbered it. On the marker, the number reads 5-47, however, the number 47 actually stands for "Lorain County," not "Lucas County." If you go to the remarkableohio.org website, you will find that marker number 5-47 is actually "Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929)," and if you look under Lucas County you will find that corrected number assignment for this marker is 30-48 (with the number "48" standing for "Lucas County").
    — Submitted May 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
3. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
4. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
5. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022