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Taken 20-Jun-10
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Keywords:Texas Cemeteries, Medina County Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery of Hondo Valley Lodge 252, A.F. A.M.
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.38 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-Jun-10 08:37
Date modified20-Jun-10 08:37
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/50 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Masonic Cemetery of Hondo Valley Lodge 252, A.F. & A.M.

Masonic Cemetery of Hondo Valley Lodge 252, A.F. & A.M.

Medina County, Texas
29 22.428' N 99 04.969' W

Historical Marker: In 1859, a decade after Medina County was created, Freemasons and others in the New Fountain Settlement built a 2-story stone church-lodge hall at this site. Hondo Valley Lodge No. 252, A.F. & A.M., was chartered in 1860. The Masonic Cemetery was opened here in 1864 when Junior Warden Rubin Smith was killed by Indians. Masons and members of their families rest here in 22 graves. By an unexplained circumstance, Masonic emblem is upside down on 2 headstones. Hondo Valley Lodge, demised in 1883, was parent of Devine Lodge No. 590 and Hondo City Lodge No. 756, A.F. & A.M.