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First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County

 
 
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By Randy Rain, July 4, 2007
1. First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County Marker
Inscription.  Traders Hill Masonic Lodge was established by dispensation March 1, 1854, one month after Charlton County was created. The first return to the Grand Lodge was made in 1855, and showed: the Rev. F.M. Smith, W.M.; R.A. Baker, S.W.; P.W.W. Mattox, J.W.; James B. Baker, James S. Strickland, R.J. McCook and J.J. Moore. The Lodge increased in membership, and was removed to old Centerville about 1870; later it was moved to Folkston, where it is now Folkston Lodge No. 196 F. & A. M.
 
Erected 1958. (Marker Number 024-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 30° 47.791′ N, 82° 2.126′ W. Marker is in Folkston, Georgia, in Charlton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 121 on State Route 121. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkston GA 31537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oldest Industry in Charlton (here, next to this marker); Trader's Hill (Fort Alert)
First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County Marker
The marker (left) stands with two other Georgia Historical Commission markers at the old road to Trader's Hill.
(here, next to this marker); Sardis Church (approx. half a mile away); Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 2.8 miles away); Henry Roddenberry (approx. 3 miles away); Charlton County (approx. 3 miles away); Center Village or Centerville (approx. 3 miles away); Treaty of Coleraine (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folkston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by Randy Rain of Sanderson, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Randy Rain of Sanderson, Florida.   2. submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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