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Old St. Stephens Masonic Lodge No. 9 (1821-1834)/St. Stephens Lodge No. 81

 
 
Old St. Stephens Masonic Lodge #9 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 4, 2013
1. Old St. Stephens Masonic Lodge #9
Inscription.  
Old St. Stephens Masonic Lodge No. 9
(1821-1834)

CHARTER AND EARLY MEMBERS WERE:
Gov. Israel Pickens, Col. Silas Dinsmore, Thomas Eastin, R. Chamberlain, Thomas Malone, J.F. Ross, Daniel Coleman, John Womack, W.D. Gaines, James Roberts, James K. Blount, Ptolemy Harris, F.S. Lyon, Micajah Brewer, and John F. McGrew.

One of the nine Lodges that organized the Grand Lodge of Alabama at Cahaba in 1821, but Masonry existed here as early was 1811.
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St. Stephens Lodge
No. 81

After the decline of Old St. Stephens, a Masonic Lodge was organized and chartered here in 1854. Minutes kept and meetings held continuously since charter date at this site.

CHARTER AND EARLY MEMBERS WERE: T.P. Ashe, W.A. Bailey, Thos. H. Bailey, F.W. Baker, James K. Blount, R.O. Bowling, W.F. Brunson, John W. Carpenter, E.H. Gordy, Jackson W. Faith, James G. Hawkins, F.C. Koen, T.S. Parker, Daniel Rain, Benton C. Rain, John A. Richardson, James White, and Walter Woodyard.
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Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 31° 32.392′ N, 88° 3.272′ W. Marker is in St. Stephens, Alabama, in Washington County. Marker is on St. Stephens Avenue (County Road 34) 0.2 miles north of Smith Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19245 County Road 34, Saint Stephens AL 36569, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bassetts Creek (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Taylor House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Upper Salt Works (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Sullivan Cabin (approx. 6.7 miles away); Kimbell House (approx. 9˝ miles away); The Clarke County War Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); CSA Brooke Cannon S-96 (approx. 9.6 miles away); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
St. Stephens Lodge #81 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 4, 2013
2. St. Stephens Lodge #81 Marker
St. Stephens Lodge No. 81 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 4, 2013
3. St. Stephens Lodge No. 81
St. Stephens Lodge No. 81 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 4, 2013
4. St. Stephens Lodge No. 81
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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