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La Grange in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masonic Leader

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
1. A Masonic Leader Marker
Inscription.  

Home of Dr. Rob Morris, 1818-88. In 1884 "crowned Poet Laureate of Freemasonry." Founded the Order of the Eastern Star. He was born near Boston, Mass., lived 28 years here. From 1861 to 1865 president of the Masonic College, located in La Grange, 1844-73. Author of many Masonic books and poems. Grand Master, 1858-59, the Grand Lodge of Kentucky. Died here in 1888.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 752.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 38° 24.413′ N, 85° 22.662′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is on Washington Street east of 1st Avenue (Kentucky Route 53), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East Washington Street, La Grange KY 40031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
2. A Masonic Leader Marker
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. William T. Barbour House (within shouting distance of this marker); 104 East Main Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Colonel William Oldham (about 600 feet away); William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (about 600 feet away); Funk Seminary Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldham County, 1824 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Regarding A Masonic Leader.


The Morris grave obelisk dominates Valley of Rest/La Grange Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Rob Morris - Poet Laureate of Freemasonry. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert Morris (1818-1888) Poet Laureate of Masonry. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Order of the Eastern Star: Our History. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Rob Morris Poems. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

 
Rob Morris Memorial Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
3. Rob Morris Memorial Sign
Robert Morris Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
4. Robert Morris Home and Marker
Robert Morris Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
5. Robert Morris Grave Marker
In Valley of Rest/La Grange Cemetery
Robert Morris Grave Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
6. Robert Morris Grave Marker Detail
Robert Morris Grave Marker OES Emblem Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2016
7. Robert Morris Grave Marker OES Emblem Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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