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Whitney Lodge #355, A.F. & A.M. and Anadahko Lodge #176, A.F. & A.M. - Whitney, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 57.089 W 097° 19.350
14R E 658542 N 3536287
Quick Description: Both Whitney Lodge #355, A.F. & A.M. and Anadahko Lodge #176, A.F. & A.M meet at 204 N. Colorado, Whitney, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 6:00:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMW9VX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
Whitney #355 is the main lodge here. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM, while the Order of the Eastern Star meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM. The provided link has some history:

Whitney Lodge No. 355, AF & AM, was chartered June 15, 1872, under the name Prairie Valley Lodge No. 355, AF & AM, with the following officers:

Levi Gillette Worshipful Master
John Walling Senior Warden
P. C. Parker Junior Warden

The membership of the Lodge at that time included fourteen Master Masons; one Fellowcraft Mason and five Entered Apprentice Masons. It met at that time in a Lodge Room built over the school building in Prairie Valley. The Lodge met on the first Saturday night of the Full Moon. Records of the Lodge between 1872 and 1879 have been lost. During these years the membership was scattered, and possibly there was not a proper record book to record the proceedings.

In 1884 the railroad was built through Whitney and most of the merchants and businessmen moved from Prairie Valley to Whitney for this reason. On Saturday, December 27, 1884, at 2200 P.M., the name of the Lodge was changed to Whitney Lodge No. 355, AF & AM and the Lodge moved in procession to Whitney. The Masons chose to meet in a Lodge Room over Porters Store, where it continued to meet for 87 years.

On January 7, 1971, the Lodge moved into the present building with dedication ceremonies conducted by Hal Burnet, Grand Master. At the present time, Whitney Lodge has 107 Master Masons on its roll. Whitney Lodge No. 355, AF & AM, through the past one hundred years, has seen many changes in the world. It has seen many men come forward and dedicate their lives to God and to the service of Mankind through the principles of Freemasonry. May Whitney Lodge No. 355, AF & AM, in the future as in the past, distinguish itself as a place in the community that teaches service through the
precepts of Brotherly Love.


Anadahko #176 is a moon lodge, meeting at 7:30 PM on the Friday on or after the first Full Moon, with a meal at 6:30 PM, and as the lodges share space, so do they share web space, with some history:

155 year old Lodge (Charter granted January 23, 1856) Restored 11/26/2004
Members: 40 Lodge

Anadaco Lodge 176 was set to work originally in Jan 23, 1856, in Fort Graham, on Bear Creek, Hill County. Most of the masons there at the Military Fort were called to reinforce the Fort in Fort Worth, and within a couple of years the lodge demised (1857). Charter restored by Grand Master Reese L. Harrison on November 26, 2004. This Lodge is a regular Texas Lodge but plans are to emphasize Texas history in their meetings. The lodge will be a moon lodge and meet on or after the first full moon each month. Their first meeting was held January 28, 2005. The members arrived on horseback and by horse drawn wagon. They were dressed in overalls, jeans, boots etc. Beans and cornbread was served for the meal. The meeting was held by oil lamp, and started by reading the minutes of the last stated meeting which just happened to be the last meeting before the lodge demised!



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