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Ashley Lodge No. 681, A. F. & A. M. Marker Area image, Touch for more information
By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
Ashley Lodge No. 681, A. F. & A. M. Marker Area
Texas (Fannin County), Bailey — 8836 — Ashley Lodge No. 681, A. F. & A. M.
Chartered on December 12, 1889, this was the seventh Masonic lodge organized in Fannin County. The first official meeting occurred in January 1890, in a two-story frame building which the lodge shared with the Baptist church. In 1912 the lodge . . . — Map (db m119526) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — 8835 — Arledge Ridge Cemetery
Among the early settlers of this area were Joseph and William Arledge, brothers who arrived from Alabama in the 1850s. Both established successful farms in the area, and the growing settlement became known as Arledge Ridge. Joseph Arledge operated . . . — Map (db m119512) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — 8902 — Bailey Inglish(CA. 1797-1867)
In 1837, Bailey Inglish moved his family to this area from western Arkansas, where he had been an influential leader of pioneer settlers. Here he was active in the formation of Fannin County, serving on the land board and later as chief justice. To . . . — Map (db m128647) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — 8847 — Bonham Daily Favorite
In 1887 Dr. J. M. Terry, who gave up medicine for journalism, established the “Weekly Fannin Favorite.” He expanded in 1892 by starting this newspaper, the oldest daily publication in Fannin County. For 45 years its offices were in the . . . — Map (db m128654) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — 8872 — Fannin County
This area was first settled by Anglo - Americans who traveled up the Red River by steamboat in 1836. Fannin County was created in 1837, organized 1838, and named for James W. Fannin (1805-36), who was massacred with his soldiers at Goliad (March 27, . . . — Map (db m96688) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — 8871 — Fannin County Courthouses
Commissioners’ Court first met at Jacob Black’s cabin on Feb. 26, 1836, before Fannin County was officially organized. In 1838 Warren (near present Ambrose in Grayson County) was named the county seat. The courthouse built there in 1840 was a . . . — Map (db m128644) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — James Butler Bonham
(panel 1) Born February 20, 1807 in South Carolina • Studied at South Carolina College 1825-1827 • On the staff of the Governor of South Carolina at the time of the Nullification Controversy 1832 to 1833 • Practiced law at Pendleton, . . . — Map (db m128658) HM WM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — John Wesley HardinThe Most Dangerous Gunman in Texas
Texas Ranger, T.C. Robinson once described him, “He kills men just to see them kick. He can take two six shooters and turn them like wheels in his hands and fire a shot from each at every revolution.” Others have described Fannin . . . — Map (db m128660) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Bonham — Spanish-American War Memorial
Erected 1898 in honor of the victories of the American Navy over the Spanish Navy at Manila, May 1, 1898, under Dewey, and Santiago De Cuba, July 3, 1898, under Sampson and Schley. — Map (db m128657) WM
Texas (Fannin County), Ector — 9145 — Ector Lodge No. 687, A. F. & A. M.
This lodge began in 1887, when a group of Masons in the town of Ravenna joined together and petitioned the Grand Lodge of Texas for a charter. In 1889 the lodge was moved to the new railroad town of Ector, and in 1901 the name was changed to Ector . . . — Map (db m128687) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Honey Grove — 8899 — Honey Grove City Hall
In 1885, ten years after the town of Honey Grove was incorporated, Mayor J. P. Gilmer brought to the attention of the City Council the need for a city hall and jail building. This structure was completed four years later. It is Fannin County's only . . . — Map (db m127943) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Honey Grove — 8912 — McKenzie Methodist Church
This church traces its history to early Methodist services held in the Union Church of Honey Grove in the 1840s. Methodist members of the Union Church erected their first church building here in 1881 and named it for J. W. P. McKenzie, a pioneer . . . — Map (db m127944) HM
Texas (Fannin County), Ravenna — 12884 — Joseph Sowell
Joseph Sowell In September 1836, Joseph Sowell (1804-1841) came to Texas shortly after the republic was established. Settling on his 1280-acre land grant just south of the Red River, Sowell made his home about 1.5 miles northwest of this site. In . . . — Map (db m119511) HM

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