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Jefferson County Masonic History

Jefferson County Freemasonry

Jefferson County has a long and rich Masonic History.  The Jefferson Lodge and its members have been a vital part of the fabric of this county since the settlement of this area.  Many of the earlier members were members back in Colonial America before they arrived in the Natchez District. Many were descended from Freemasons in England and Scotland before coming to the United States.  Freemasonry is still today, a living, vital force in our county. 

 

"Masons are men who voluntarily asked to join a lodge. They were accepted because they were good men who believe in God and hold high ethical and moral ideals. They go to meetings which they call the lodge, in order to learn and to teach what 'friendship, morality, and truth really involve, and to practice on a small scale the reality of brotherhood. They also have meetings open to their wives, children, and friends where they promote an understanding of the serious nature of the Fraternity by entertainment and sociability. Practical programs for charity and relief are planned and executed. The special kinship they feel for each other as a brotherhood is their deepest satisfaction."

 

[From the Masonic Service Association's Short Talk Bulletin]

Warren Lodge No. 4,

Jefferson  County, Greenville*

This is the first Lodge to be organized by

the Grand Lodge of Mississippi 

(Page vi, Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, 1882.)

Dispensation granted 1820; Chartered 1 January 1821; defunct 9 January 1833.  Liabilities assumed by Thomas Hinds Lodge No. 58 in 1842, Jefferson County, Fayette.

 

*Lodge location in Return published 1830 is Fayette.

 

Membership Return for year ending January, 1822

Thomas Hinds Lodge No. 58,

Jefferson County, Fayette

Charter Date January 19, 1843

 

Membership returns for various years

1949

 

Masons 1 - Presbyterians 0

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