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St. John's Lodge no. 2

Grand Lodge of Delaware, A.F.&A.M.

 
 
St. John's Lodge no. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. St. John's Lodge no. 2 Marker
Inscription. First chartered by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as Lodge No. 33 on April 3, 1781. Early meetings were held alternately at Christiana Bridge and New Castle. This was one of four Lodges whose representatives gathered in Wilmington on June 6 and 7, 1806, to form the Grand Lodge of Delaware. At this historic meeting the Lodge was formally warranted as St. John's Lodge No. 2. Joseph Israel, a Revolutionary War officer who had served as Charter Master of Lodge No. 33, was selected to serve as first Senior Grand Warden. Past Masters of this Lodge have included Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr., member of the United States Congress (1807-11/1817-26), George Read II, United States District Attorney (1789-1836), and Thomas Stockton, an active organizer of the Grand Lodge who served as Governor of Delaware (8145-46). Over the years meetings were held at several locations in New Castle. The members of St. John's Lodge No. 2 moved to their present site in 1984.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-158.)
 
Location. 39° 40.699′ N, 75° 33.568′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wilmington Road (Delaware Route 9) and E. Burton Ave.,
St. John's Lodge no. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. St. John's Lodge no. 2
on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the Lodge. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buttonwood School (approx. half a mile away); Broad Dyke (approx. one mile away); Mount Salem U.M. Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Casimir (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Casimir (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Old Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr. - U.S. Senate. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Thomas Stockton - Governor of Delaware. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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