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Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia

 
 
Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 1991
1. Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker
Inscription. Organized October 9, 1828, Columbian Lodge was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Georgia in December 1828, as No. 28. In 1849 it became No. 7. It is the oldest Lodge in western Georgia. First Worshipful Master was Luther Blake. The Lodge was organized two months before the city of Columbus was incorporated in Muscogee County, then in Indian border territory.

Numbered among the many prominent Georgians who have been members of Columbian Lodge: Col. James W. Fannin, Master in 1829, a martyr at Goliad in the War for Texas Independence; Mirabeau Bounaparte Lamar, editor, poet, soldier, statesman, hero of San Jacinto, and second President of the Texas Republic; Philip T. Schley, Grand Master of Georgia Masons 1836 through 1841 and again in 1843.

During its nearly 150 years of continuous existence as a vital influence for good, Columbian Lodge has furnished many outstanding citizens and brethren in the field of public and fraternal service.

Always steadfast in its adherence to the gentle philosophy of Freemasonry, Columbian Lodge No. 7 is the mother lodge of the Chattahoochee River Valley area.
 
Erected 1975 by The Educational and Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M.
 
Location. 32° 28.061′ N, 84° 
Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
2. Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker
59.437′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue north of 11th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1127 2nd Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Day (about 300 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Oglethorpe House (about 500 feet away); Kirven's Department Store (about 700 feet away); First Black Public School (about 800 feet away); City of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
3. Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia Marker
The marker is to the left of the lodge. Note the time capsule further to the left.
A nearby 100th anniversary time capsule for Columbian Lodge No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 25, 2017
4. A nearby 100th anniversary time capsule for Columbian Lodge No. 7
The top of this time capsule has a sundial, however it's gnomon has been removed or stolen.
The nearby 100th anniversary marker for the Columbian Lodge No. 7 and its time capsule. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
5. The nearby 100th anniversary marker for the Columbian Lodge No. 7 and its time capsule.
This marker was placed for the lodge's 100th anniversary and it looks forward to its 200th anniversary in 2028!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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