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Freemasonry in Macon

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
1. Freemasonry in Macon Marker
Inscription. Freemasonry came to Macon in 1824 when the city was in its infancy. Macon Lodge No. 5, F. &A.M., was organized in 1824 and chartered by the Grand Lodge of Georgia in 1825. Historians have referred to Macon lodge as being the “First society in the town of Macon.” In 1846 the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. &A.M., moved its seat from Milledgeville to Macon and for many years held its annual communications in the hall of Macon Lodge No. 5.

Dr. Ambrose Baber, M.D., a physician and pioneer citizen of Macon, was the first Worshipful Master of Macon Lodge and later served the whole craft in Georgia as Grand Master of Masons during 1831. He died accidentally in 1846 and in the following year a monument was erected to his memory by joint action of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Macon Lodge and Constantine Chapter No. 4, Royal Arch Masons.

In 1825 during his triumphal tour of the United States by Brother and General the Marquis De La Fayette, the Freemasons of Macon and other groups lavishly entertained and honored this famous and beloved French nobleman who had contributed so much to the cause of American liberty by serving as a comrade-in-arms with Brother and General George Washington.
 
Erected 1971 by Educational & Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F&AM
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
2. Freemasonry in Macon Marker
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Location. 32° 50.185′ N, 83° 37.526′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Mulberry Street 0 miles east of 3rd Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macon History (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Era Maconites of African Ancestry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macon City Hall (about 500 feet away); First Public Camellia Show (about 500 feet away); William Arthur Fickling, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Post 3 Macon (about 500 feet away); Wilson's Raid To Macon (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Davis at the Lanier House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
3. Freemasonry in Macon Marker
Looking across the westbound lane of Mulberry Street, with the Macon Federal Building in the background.
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
4. Freemasonry in Macon Marker
Looking across the eastbound lane of Mulberry Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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