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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M.

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2015
1. La Fayette Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription. La Grange's Masonic Lodge organized in 1847, with John Murchison as the first Worshipful Master. Historically, Masons have supported many civic causes including education. The La Fayette Lodge laid the cornerstone for the Fayette County Courthouse in 1891, with district judge and lodge member Lyttleton W. Moore delivering the oration. The lodge lost its charter in 1883-84 due to inactivity, but reformed in 1889 with its original lodge number and R. P. Kirk installed as Worshipful Master. The present lodge temple was dedicated Jun. 22, 1939. Notable members have included Judge Moore, G. A. Stierling, William Loessin, Charles Jungmichel, and many other local and state leaders.
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17091.)
 
Location. 29° 54.859′ N, 96° 52.964′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) 0.1 miles north of West Northline Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hermes House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse
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By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2015
2. La Fayette Masonic Lodge Marker location
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dawson Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of the SPJST (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bradshaw-Killough House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
La Fayette Masonic Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2015
3. La Fayette Masonic Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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