Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of TexasFirst Masonic Lodge in Texas. Organized in March 1835 at Brazoria. Set to work Dec. 27, 1835, under dispensation of Grand Lodge of Louisiana, for whose 1835-37 Grand Master, John Henry Holland, this lodge was named. Labors were interrupted in Feb. 1836, in Texas War for Independence, when lodge and records were destroyed by Mexican army during march of Gen. Urrea to join forces with Dictator Santa Anna. The charter, however, was then in saddlebags of Dr. Anson Jones, Texas patriot and first worshipful master of Holland Lodge, who carried the sacred document into battle and victory at San Jacinto, April 21, 1836.
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|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 268751 N 3291143|
|Decimal Degrees||29.72893333, -95.39083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.736', W 95° 23.45'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 44.16" N, 95° 23' 27.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||713, 832, 281, 210|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4911 Montrose Blvd, Houston TX 77006, US|
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