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M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia

Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2011
1. M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia Marker
Inscription.  The first Masonic meeting in Georgia was held in 1734 at the town of Sunbury in what is now Liberty County, with General James Edward Oglethorpe serving as Worshipful Master. This was just seventeen years after the formation of the Grand Lodge of England, on February 21, 1734. “The Lodge at Savannah in ye Province of Georgia,” which is now Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, was organized with General Oglethorpe as the first Worshipful Master. The Grand Lodge of Georgia was organized in 1735 by virtue of the authority granted to Roger Lacey, First Provincial Grand Master in Georgia, by Lord Viscount Weymouth, Grand Master of England. The present Grand Lodge, a continuation of the one formed in 1735 under English Regulations dates from December 16, 1786. General Samuel Elbert, Revolutionary War hero, was the last Provincial Grand Master of Georgia.

This marker placed A.D. 1959 -- A.L. 5959 by -– The Educational and Historical Commission of the Grand Lodge of Georgia F. & A. M.
 
Erected 1959 by The Educational and Historical Commission of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M.
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1930.
 
Location. 32° 50.402′ N, 83° 37.864′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mulberry Street and New Street, on the right when traveling west on Mulberry Street. The marker is on the front of the Masonic Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Mulberry Street, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Era Maconites of African Ancestry (within shouting distance of this marker); Professional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fencing from Findlay Foundry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Asa Holt House (about 300 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 500 feet away); Mulberry Street Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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