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Fort Griffin Lodge Hall

  Texas Historical Markers
US 283 N of Albany 16 mi., Albany, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 56' 0.555", -99° 13' 50.39630000004"
    Texas State
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     On site acquired August 18, 1877, for Fort Griffin Lodge No. 489, A.F. & A.M., chartered on December 14, 1878. Stone was quarried nearby on Collins Creek. Volunteers built hall. School, civic affairs, church services of many denominations were held downstairs, the lodge upstairs. In 1881, community was dealt two blows: The U.S. Army vacated Fort Griffin and the Texas Central Railroad line bypassed the town. In 1886, the lodge moved to Throckmorton. School, held here until 1937, was consolidated with Albany in 1942. Structure is still used by clubs and for church services. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1973.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Fort Griffin Lodge Hall Historical Marker Location Map, Albany, Texas

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