Odd Fellows LbNA # 56141
|Placed Date||Oct 16 2010|
|Last Update||Feb 16 2013|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. It is an altruistic and benevolent fraternal organization that endeavours to make the world a better place to live via its motto of Friendship, Love and Truth. The organization may have gotten its name because when it began in the 18th century it was rather odd to find people who followed noble values such as benevolence and charity. Today there are many lodges throughout the world, many with their own cemeteries. The Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery is one example.
From I10 in Columbus, go north on TX 71 Bus for .6 mile to Houston Street. Turn left and go .2 mile to Rampart Street, then continue straight on Montezuma Street .7 mile to Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery on the right. Park by the Historical Marker.
Make your way to the northeast corner of the cemetery to the Clark tombstone in front of an L-shape hedge. The microbox is behind the middle base of the tombstone under a rock and leaves. Please be discreet and replace as described.