Kershaw County, S.C.
Larissa Lodge No 57
No history of the Smyrl family would be complete without a discussion of The Masonic Lodge since most of the Smyrl men born before 1900 were Masons.
The Larissa Masonic Lodge No 57, was begun in 1849, a charter of the Royal Arch Masons, and was charted in 1852 as Lodge # 22; this was later transferred to Jacksonville (Cherokee County, History). The Lodge played an active role in the history of Larissa. The Lodge is the only building from the Larissa town site still standing 2003. It is located across the road from where county road 3411 intersects county road 3405.
James Dunlap Smyrl moved to Larissa in 1869/70 and affiliated with the
lodge there. While residing in Larissa he served as Worshipful
Master of the Lodge.
Other descendants of James Dunlap Smyrl who are Masons include:
At the time of his death, James
Dunlap Smyrl resided in Jacksonville and was affiliated with the lodge
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