Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. Historical

Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. Historical (HM1T0O)

Location: Scurry, TX 75158 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 31.224', W 96° 22.953'

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The first Mason Lodge in Kaufman County, Bloomfield Lodge No. 112, was located in Kaufman. In times of heavy rain during the 1880s, the roads were impassable. For this reason 16 members petitioned for a lodge charter in the 8-year-old town of Scurry in 1890. A charter for Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M., was issued December 11, 1891. The first officers were S.J. Modisett, Thomas Martin and J. W. McFarland; the lodge weathered good financial times and bad as a center of community activity and public service. Though forced to relocate due to fires, the lodge grew steadily. As is Masonic tradition, lodge members raise and spend monies on behalf of those in need. Kaufman Lodge No. 726 has provided leaders for the town of Scurry and its vicinity, and is very active in medical aid and public education.
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HM NumberHM1T0O
Year Placed2000
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 745861 N 3601140
Decimal Degrees32.52040000, -96.38255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 31.224', W 96° 22.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 31' 13.44" N, 96° 22' 57.18" W
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Area Code(s)972, 903, 469, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8785 FM148, Scurry TX 75158, US
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