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Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Pole image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
1. Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Pole
Inscription.
"Morning Dawn" was the first lodge to be chartered, on January 5, 1810, by the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Andrew Lewis was the first Worshipful Master. Meetings were originally held in J. B. Ferrard's house on the north corner of Locust and Third Streets. In 1816 the lodge moved to the Gallia Academy Building on the west corner of State and Second streets.
 
Erected 1978 by The 19 Lodges of the 12th Masonic District, Meigs, Jackson, Lawrence and Gallia Counties and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 48.51′ N, 82° 12.276′ W. Marker was in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker was on 2nd Avenue (Ohio Route 7), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker pole is in front of the Masonic Building. Photos on other websites verify marker location. Marker was at or near this postal address: 428 2nd Avenue, Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Our House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dunmore War 1774
Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Location
(about 600 feet away); 1790 - Gallipolis - 1940 (about 800 feet away); Yellow Fever Victims (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Landing of the Welsh in Gallipolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gallia County, Gallipolis and the Ohio River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
More about this marker. Marker was possibly removed while building renovations were being conducted in 2005-2006, to include a new street facade marquee for The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.

Current location is believed to be the corner of Third and Court Streets in Gallipolis.
 
Regarding Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons. This building is now the home of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, home to The Ohio Valley Symphony.
 
Also see . . .  History of The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.
Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
3. Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 F.&A.M. Marker Location
Former Masonic Building.
(Submitted on May 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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