History of Madison County
Darby Township Societies
From History of Madison County, W. H. Beers & Co, Chicago, 1883
I. O. O. F.. NO. 193
This order was first organized in 1850. It has a membership of about eighty. Their condition is that of prosperity. They occupy a hall in the third story of the McCune Block.
URANIA, MASONS, No. 311
The Masonic Order here was chartered in 1859. It has a membership of from sixty-five to seventy. They occupy a hall in the third story of the McCune Block, and are prosperous and happy.
This was a secret society, and to Plain City is due the honor of its birthplace. It was organized in 1848. It had for its object the universal elevation of the morals of humanity, as well as refined literary attainments. They also encouraged the acquisition of knowledge relating to Mound-Builders. This society only existed for about ten years.
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