Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Site of First Masonic Meetings
Virginia City Lodge No. 43
Montana Lodge No. 9
Held Their First Meetings.
Virginia City Lodge
Held Its First Meeting
February 27th, AL. 5864.
Held Its First Meeting
May 30th, AL. 5865.
Location. 45° 17.597′ N, 111° 56.841′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Wallace Street (State Highway 287) 0.1 miles west of Jackson Street. Touch for map. Hidden in a brushy alley area. This marker was hard to find. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (a few steps from this marker); G. Goldberg Store (a few steps from this marker); Kiskadden’s Stone Block (a few steps from this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (a few steps from this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Anaconda Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Regarding Site of First Masonic Meetings.
Also see . . . History of Virginia City Masonic Temple. John Ellingsen presents a history of the Virginia City Masonic Temple, "...in early December, 1863, the Grand Lodge of Kansas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, granted a dispensation for Virginia City, Idaho Territory, to form Kansas Lodge No. 43. Though granted December 7, 1863, it took until February 1864 for the dispensation to reach isolated Virginia City. Many of the same men who had been hanging the road agents only days before met in solemn dignity on February 27, 1864 at the first Masonic meeting in Montana, held in the Montana Billard Hall, next door west of the present Fairweather Inn. (Submitted on October 13, 2015.)
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