Solomon's Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M Savannah, Georgia

Solomon's Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M Savannah, Georgia (HM3Y6)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.847', W 81° 5.398'

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Organized as a Masonic Lodge, February 21, 1734. Its first worshipful Master was General James Edward Oglethorpe, English Soldier, Statesman, Humanitarian, and founder of Georgia, who raised the flag of England at Savannah on February 12, 1733.

Chartered by the Grand Lodge of England in 1735 as "the Lodge at Savannah in ye province of Georgia," Solomon's is the oldest continuously operating English constituted Lodge in the Western Hemisphere. In 1786 the Independent Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M., was created and proclaimed by concerted action of Solomon's and the one other Lodge then existing in the state, Solomon's was chartered as the first Lodge of Georgia.

From its beginning in 1734 brethren of Solomon's Lodge have served with distinction in vital positions of leadership in public and fraternal affairs of city, colony, state and nation. The Lodge produced the first Grand Master of Georgia, F. & A.M., William Stephens, who governed the Georgia craft from 1786-1788 and 1793-1813.

Solomon's Lodge, one of Savannah's greatest Historical Institutions, is honored and revered by the nearly 100,000 Freemasons of this state as the Mother Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons.
HM NumberHM3Y6
Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe Educational & Historical Commission Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491509 N 3549393
Decimal Degrees32.08078333, -81.08996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.847', W 81° 5.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 50.82" N, 81° 5' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 River Street Access, Savannah GA 31401, US
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