Hope Lodge No. 4

Hope Lodge No. 4 (HM1569)

Location: Laurel, DE 19956 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 33.257', W 75° 34.275'

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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 andreturned 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
HM NumberHM1569
Marker NumberSC-202
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450225 N 4267471
Decimal Degrees38.55428333, -75.57125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.257', W 75° 34.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 15.42" N, 75° 34' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 W 6th St, Laurel DE 19956, US
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