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Emporia, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Masonic Lodges

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Early Masonic Lodges Marker
Inscription. Hicksford Lodge No. 37, the first in Greensville County, was chartered in 1793. It became dormant by 1829, but several former members, with new recruits from Southampton County, formed Widow's Son Lodge No. 150, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. The new lodge first met on 7 June 1829 (Anno Lucie 5829) at the home of William Fennell near Haley's Bridge in southeastern Greensville County. The lodge moved to the courthouse in Hicksford in 1840, then in 1905 to this Classical Revival-style temple. The following year, the Royal Arch Chapter was formed and met here as well.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM-47.)
 
Location. 36° 41.091′ N, 77° 32.599′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Linwood Vincent (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Edward E. Goodwyn
Early Masonic Lodges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. Early Masonic Lodges Marker
(about 600 feet away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (about 600 feet away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (about 800 feet away); Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop William McKendree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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