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Thunderbolt in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Roger Lacy (Lacey)

 
 
Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker
Inscription.  Roger Lacy (Lacey) arrived in Savannah in 1734. While a resident of the Georgia Colony, he spent most of his time at a trading post in Augusta. There he gained employment as a trader and served as the post commander. Roger Lacy (Lacey) was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 44 of Swan Tavern in Long Acre, London. He received an appointment as a Steward of the Grand Lodge of England, January 29, 1731. Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, granted a deputation to him for constituting a lodge at Savannah. This lodge, now known as Solomon`s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, Georgia was one of the lodges which created the Grand Lodge of Georgia, December 16, 1786. Roger Lacey Lodge No. 722, F. & A. M. Savannah, Georgia, is named in honor of Roger Lacy (Lacey).
 
Erected by the Roger Lacey Lodge No. 722, Free and Accepted Masons, Savannah, Georgia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1854.
 
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1.953′ N, 81° 3.007′ W. Marker is in Thunderbolt, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on River Drive near Center St., on the right when traveling north. Marker is located 1/2 block south of Victory Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Pius X High School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savannah State College (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sacred to the Memory of Veterans of World Wars (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Bonaventure Waterworks and Garden (approx. ¾ mile away); Little Gracie (approx. 0.8 miles away); Walter Bernard Hill Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Julia Denise Backus Smith (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker, looking north on River Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker, looking north on River Street.
Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
3. Roger Lacy (Lacey) Marker
Additional Marker at base of Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
4. Additional Marker at base of Historical Marker
Roger Lacey
(618)
First Grand Master
of Masons
in Province of Georgia
1735
Grant of 500 Acres
at Thunderbolt
1733- 4
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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