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Whorlie Well

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Mason, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 44' 55.14199000008", -99° 14' 37.21052000004"
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    Named for a victim in famous Hoodoo War, provoked by cattle rustling in Mason County. John Whorlie (or Worley), a deputy sheriff, on May 13, 1875, lost a prisoner to a lynch mob on Aug. 10, 1875, Whorlie was killed and scalped while working on this well. His killer was identified as Scott Cooley, a friend of the lynched man. Masonic burial for Whorlie was conducted by the McCulloch Lodge No. 273, A. F. & A. M., of which he was a member. No one in Mason County was ever convicted for wrong doing in the Hoodoo War, but after 1876 law, order, and peace were restored. (1971)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Whorlie Well Historical Marker Location Map, Mason, Texas

Related Themes: Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
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