Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons

Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons (HMIV7)

Location: Perrysburg, OH 43551 Wood County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 33.005', W 83° 39.09'

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[Front Side of Marker]: "Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons"

Settlers and soldiers moving west brought with them familiar institutions such as the Masonic Lodge. Here at Camp Meigs, military officers were authorized by Ohio Militia Captain Henry Brush, Ohio Masonic Grand Master, to establish the first lodge in Northwest Ohio on September 13, 1813. Colonel William Anderson was Master, Lt. Col. William McMillan, Senior Warden, and Capt. Charles Gratiot, Junior Warden. Built under the command of Gen. William Henry Harrison, the fort was named for Ohio Governor, Return Jonathan Meigs.

[Reverse Side of Marker]: "Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons"

Garrisoned by less than 2,400 regulars and militia, Fort Meigs withstood two sieges by combined British and Indian forces, and played an important role in the northwestern campaigns of the War of 1812. Lt. Almon Gibbs commanded the final 40-man detachment which lowered the flag and retired the colors in 1815. He later served as the first Master of Norther Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons, founded March 5, 1817 in "Waynesfield" (now Maumee) and as the village's first postmaster and Justice of the Peace. [Masonic Symbol]
Details
HM NumberHMIV7
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number#7-87
Year Placed1992
Placed ByNorthern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 278859 N 4603219
Decimal Degrees41.55008333, -83.65150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 33.005', W 83° 39.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 33' 0.30" N, 83° 39' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-857 W Indiana Ave, Perrysburg OH 43551, US
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