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Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A..M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 2, 2016
1. Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A..M. Marker
Inscription.  Following the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the village of Brooklyn in 1873, the town name was changed to Forney in honor of John Wein Forney, a director of the railroad. The local Masonic Lodge was organized the same year, using the original town name. The lodge first met in a building shared with the local school and Union church. Over the years, lodge members have contributed to the community with projects such as laying the cornerstone of Lewis High School in 1922. A new lodge was completed in 1966. (1988)
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9421.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 32° 45.312′ N, 96° 28.039′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on East US Highway 80 east of North McGraw Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forney TX 75126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Forney Messenger (approx.
Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A..M. Building image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 2, 2016
2. Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A..M. Building
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0.4 miles away); Forney (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dixie Overland Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1899 Automobile Trip (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Madison McDonald (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dick P. Moore House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forney.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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