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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M.

 
 
Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. Marker
Inscription. Organized Freemasonry in Delaware can be traced to the mid-18th century. For many years Lodges were chartered by other states. On June 6, 1806, representatives of Masonic Lodges located in Wilmington, New Castle, Newark, and Laurel, met at this location for the purpose of organizing the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Delaware. Presiding officer was Jesse Green. At a meeting here the following day, warrants were issued to the aforesaid Lodges and leadership was elected. Gunning Bedford, Jr., a prominent Delawarean who had participated in the convention which framed the United States Constitution, was chosen to serve as the first Grand Master. The Grand Lodge continued to meet at this location for many years.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-156.)
 
Location. 39° 44.498′ N, 75° 33.025′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on N. Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Mark is at the base of the brick wall in front of the Old Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 N. Market Street, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Old Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Willingtown Square (a few steps from this marker); Brown v. Board of Education (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Speech (about 600 feet away); Thomas Garrett (about 600 feet away); Old Farmers Bank (about 700 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware's Jewish Community (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Distance view of Old Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
3. Distance view of Old Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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