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Laurel in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is
Hope Lodge No. 4 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Hope Lodge No. 4 and Marker
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listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1848.
 
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 traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 505 South Central Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 502 South Central Avenue (about 400 feet away); 403 South Central Avenue (about 500 feet away); The Studley House (about 600 feet away); Dr. Farlow House (about 700 feet away); 312 East 4th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 404 Pine Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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 was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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