Prince Hall Masons in Virginia

Prince Hall Masons in Virginia (HM1YKP)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.424', W 77° 24.226'

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In March 1775, a Masonic lodge attached to the British army initiated Prince Hall and 14 other free black men as Freemasons in Massachusetts. Meeting provisionally as African Lodge No. 1, the black Freemasons gained full privileges in 1787 when they organized African Lodge No. 459 under a charter from the Grand Lodge of England. The first affiliated lodge in Virginia was established in Alexandria in Feb. 1845. After the Civil War, two rival Grand Lodges operated in Virginia. On 15 Dec. 1875, these two Grand Lodges met at First Baptist Church-Harrison Street in Petersburg and united to form the present-day Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia, Free and Accepted Masons, Inc.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286733 N 4122399
Decimal Degrees37.22373333, -77.40376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.424', W 77° 24.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 25.44" N, 77° 24' 13.56" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208-236 Harrison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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