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

Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. (HM1QIZ)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.498', W 75° 33.025'

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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.
Marker NumberNC-156
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452839 N 4399226
Decimal Degrees39.74163333, -75.55041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.498', W 75° 33.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 29.88" N, 75° 33' 1.5" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 512-598 N Market St, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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