Organizations

April 27th, 2009

When people gather into community they often create space for social interaction and entertainment usually based on common interest or concern. Watsontown is no exception. Since Watsontown was incorportated numerous fraternities and societies have been established some still flourishing today while others have made their impact on the community and have since passed into memory. The following is a list of clubs and organizations that have added color and interest to the history of Watsontown along with the dates they were instituted:

Watsontown Lodge No. 401, Free and Accepted Masons – January 16, 1868
C.O. Bachman Lodge No. 619, Independent Order of Odd Fellows – January 25, 1868
Watsontown Council, No. 137, Order of United American Mechanics – 1869
Warrior Run Royal Arch Chapter, No. 246 – May 9, 1874
Wawenoc Tribe, No. 153, Improved Order of Red Man – 1875
Bryson Post, No. 225, Grand Army of the Republic – September 29, 1881
Washington Camp, No. 229, Patriotic Order Sons of America – May 13, 1884
Watsontown Women’s Christian Temperance Union – December 12, 1884
Watsontown Board of Trade – April 23, 1886
Freeland Castle, Knights of the Golden Eagle, No. 217 – November 3, 1887
Watsontown Council, Royal Arcanum Council, No. 1609 – April 1, 1895
Surg. H.D. Hunter Camp, No. 225 Sons of Veterans – March 2, 1896
Watsontown Young Men’s Christian Association – January 1899
Watsontown Assembly of Artisans – June 1, 1899
S.B. Morgan Camp, No. 225 Sons of Veterans – July 31, 1905
Warrior Run Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution – April 14, 1906
S.B. Morgan Camp, No. 225 Sons of Veterans, Ladies Auxiliary – April 9, 1907
Watsontown Guild – 1908
Watsontown Civic Club – February 25, 1915
Martha Washington Camp, No. 204, Patriotic Order of Americans – July 2, 1915
Huth Commandery, No. 1, Patriotic Order Sons of America – July 26, 1915
Watsontown Chapter, No. 282, Order of the Eastern Star – 1919
Clyde F. Mowrer Post, No. 323, American Legion – October 10, 1919
Watsontown American Legion Auxiliary – 1921
Watsontown Chapter, No. 38, Izaak Walton League of America – August 21, 1925
Watsontown Radio Club – January 27, 1926
Watsontown Junior Chamber of Commerce – October 15, 1946
Watsontown Lions Club – September 25, 1947
West End Democratic Club – October 11, 1954
Watsontown Jaycee Wives – March 1965
Watsontown Senior Citizens – May 3, 1967

Last Modified: 04.27.09

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