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Hope Lodge No. 4

Grand Lodge of Delaware , A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Hope Lodge No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
1. Hope Lodge No. 4 Marker
Inscription. On June 23, 1800, a charter was issued by the Grand Lodge of Maryland for Lodge No. 31 in “Laurel Town.” The first Worshipful Master of the Lodge was Jesse Green (1766-1834). A Maryland native who moved to Delaware in the 1790s, he was a long-time member and leader of the General Assembly who served as Adjutant General of the State during the War of 1812. Green was the presiding officer when representatives of four Lodges gathered in Wilmington on June 6 and 7, 1806, to form the Grand Lodge of Delaware. At this historic meeting Lodge No. 31 was formally re-chartered as Hope Lodge No. 4. Elected to serve as Deputy Grand Master, Jesse Green later succeeded Gunning Bedford, Jr., becoming the second Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Delaware. Hope Lodge No. 4 moved to Seaford in 1819 and returned to Laurel in 1847. The members of the Lodge have been meeting at this location since their return. The present building was constructed in 1894
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-202.)
 
Location. 38° 33.257′ N, 75° 34.275′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on 102 West 6th Street (Local Road 70), on the right when
Hope Lodge No. 4 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Hope Lodge No. 4 and Marker
traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Centenary United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wading Place (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Christ Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nathaniel Mitchell (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Nathaniel Mitchell (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  Hope Lodge No. 4 History. ... The Grand Lodge of Maryland originally chartered Hope Lodge No. 4 as Hope Lodge No. 31 in Laurel on June 23, 1800.... (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Hope Lodge No. 4 Marker, along West 6th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
3. Hope Lodge No. 4 Marker, along West 6th Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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