Nebraska City in Otoe County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory
M. W. Merle M. Hale,
in honor of the pioneer Masons of Nebraska .Territory who founded Masonry in Nebraska City as Giddings Lodge No. 156, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, May 28, 1856.
On September 23, 1857, Giddings Lodge No. 156 with Nebraska Lodge No. 184 and Capitol Lodge No. 101, formed the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska, at which time Giddings Lodge was chartered as Western Star Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M. of Nebraska.
Erected 1956 by Grand Lodge of Nebraska, A.F.&A.M.
Location. 40° 40.607′ N, 95° 51.548′ W. Marker is in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and 11th Street (U.S. 75), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the former Masonic Temple. Marker is in this post office area: Nebraska City NE 68410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mother Church of Methodism in Nebraska (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church Original 1855 Wall Mother Church of Nebraska Methodism (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Dept. (approx. 0.2 miles away); This ELI Windmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Steam Wagon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earth Lodge Villages (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hunter, Watchdog and Faithful Friend (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nebraska City.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Nebraska. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Substantial Growth of Masonry in Nebraska (reprinted in The Omaha Bee, 1900). (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.