Canfield in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Canﬁeld Lodge Number 155
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) traces its origins to mid-18th-century England, where it served as a mutual benefit society for traveling workmen. Odd Fellowship moved to the United States in 1819; the first Ohio lodge was established in 1830, and the Canfield Lodge was instituted in 1850. The charter members of this lodge were E.J. Estep, John G. Kyle, James Powers, W. M. Prentice, and William W. Whittlesey. Many of the early members of this lodge were businessmen, lawyers, physicians, and tradesmen. Lodge 155 remains one of the oldest active lodges in northeastern Ohio.
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The Canfield Independent Order of Odd Fellows received its charter on January 18, 1850, and in 1857 acquired its first lodge building, which stood on the northeast corner of Broad and Main streets. The land and building on this site (the Saint Cloud Hotel, a former stagecoach inn) was purchased in 1924. The present building was built in 1970. The Odd Fellows became the first national fraternity to welcome women when it first conferred the Degree of Rebekah in 1851. The Canfield Lodge has hosted a Rebekah Lodge since 1912.
Erected 2000 by IOOF Canfield Lodge Number 155 and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 1.359′ N, 80° 45.615′ W. Marker is in Canfield, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on South Broad Street (Ohio Route 46) south of Scott Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South Broad Street, Canfield OH 44406, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canfield Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Canfield WPA Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mahoning County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canfield Congregational Church / Canfield United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); The Mahoning Dispatch Building (about 500 feet away); Canfield Green (about 500 feet away); Canfield Township Hall (about 600 feet away); Canfield War Vet Museum (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canfield.
Also see . . . Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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