Historic Markers Across Georgia

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

Marker ID: F. & A. M. 
Location: In park at Bay and Drayton Streets, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 4.852    W 081° 5.403
  32.080866    -81.09005
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMW9W
Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F.&.A.M. Marker  


Organized as a Masonic Lodge February 21, 1739 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 Y 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 has served with distinction in vital positions of leadership in public and fraternal affairs of the city, colony, state and nation, produced the first Grand Master of Georgia, F & A. M., William Stephens, who governed Georgia Craft from 1786- 1788 and 1793- 1813.

Solomon´s Lodge, one of Savannah´s greatest historic institutions, is revered by the nearly 100,000 Freemasons of Georgia as the Mother Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons.

Marker placed by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F & A.M. 1969