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Henderson County, as counties all over the nation, saw the rise of lodges and secret societies in the 19th century.

The Odd Fellows history (continued): Although some books claim to trace Odd Fellowship back to Roman times when members of the Roman Legions in England were called Fellow Citizens", what is said to be the earliest printed record of an Odd Fellows Lodge appears in a reference to a lodge meeting at a Globe Tavern in England in 1748.

This lodge was numbered nine so apparently there were at least nine associated Odd Fellows lodges at that time. Source: