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Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
1. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription. The 1845 charter establishing Paris Lodge No. 27 was the last charter issued by the Grand Lodge of Texas during the Republic of Texas period. The Lodge was organized by George W. Wright, founder of Paris, as a refuge for transient immigrant Masons. Over the years members have met at numerous locations in Paris before building a hall at this site in 1985. Paris Lodge No. 27, noted for its charitable and civic contributions, has been in continuous existence since 1845. In 1873, 1956, and 1961 a member of this lodge served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8218.)
 
Location. 33° 37.59′ N, 95° 33.75′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and 7th Street SW, on the left when traveling north on South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Paris Masonic Lodge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3150 South Church Street, Paris TX 75462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paris Cotton Compress (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Paris
Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
2. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert Cooke Buckner (approx. 2.3 miles away); Paris Fire Department (approx. 2.4 miles away); Central National Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 2.4 miles away); John James Culbertson (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Wright.
Wright and his family had a strong Presbyterian background but he was always a Methodist. He also was a Royal Arch Mason and an Odd Fellow. Wright was interested in education, being an original trustee of the College of DeKalb in 1839, invested in the Lamar Academy in 1846, sent his son Will to J. W. P. McKenzie's Clarksville School and his younger daughters to Reverend John Carr's school a block north of the last Wright homeplace. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Texas Freemason History.
On July 4, 1845, a convention of duly elected delegates met in the city of Austin for the purpose of drafting an ordinance accepting the terms of annexation offered to the Republic of Texas by the United States and for the further purpose of drafting a constitution for the state of Texas.
Paris Masonic Lodge Sesquecentennial Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
3. Paris Masonic Lodge Sesquecentennial Tablet
Of the sixty-one delegates to this convention, thirty six are known to have been Masons. With such influential Masons holding prominent positions of trust and leadership in the organization and conduct of the government, it was inevitable that the principles of free masonry should become deeply rooted in the Texas constitutions of 1836 and 1845, and in the general and special laws as enacted, interpreted, and enforced thereunder. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
4. Paris Lodge No. 27, A.F. & A.M. Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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