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Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M.

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 13604

Year Dedicated:  2006

Marker Size: 18″ x 28″

Marker Text: 

Settled as early as the 1840s, Post Oak Island was one of this area’s earliest communities. There, on September 15, 1855, I.J. Kidd, T. Gatlin, P.A. Middleton, M. Gardner and A.S. Harper established a Masonic lodge. On February 2, 1856, the lodge was officially constituted as Post Oak Island Lodge #181, and by October 1860, lodge members had paid the mortgage on their lodge hall. They moved the hall in 1878 to Sam Smith Springs (Lawhon Springs), and in 1901, they moved it again, to Beaukiss. Despite the relatively small population of Beaukiss, the long-standing institution has maintained a high membership, pulled from the area’s dispersed rural communities.    (2006)

Address: 4600 block CR 480

Primary City: Beaukiss

Secondary Town(s): Elgin

Additional Information: 333 feet E of FM 619 Spur on right

Longitude: -97.2435685

Latitude: 30.4432

Verified Location:  Verified 1/30/2017