The Grand Lodge of Alabama, F∴& A∴M∴, also known as the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama, is the governing body for Freemasonry in the state. The Grand Lodge was founded on December 14, 1821, in the city of Cahaba, which was, then, the capital.
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341 Monument Dr, Millbrook, AL 36054
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History of the Grand Lodge of Alabama
Established in Cahawba, Alabama on June 11, 1821, with Thomas Wadsworth Farrar as its first Grand Master. Farrar, who served from 1821 to 1825 was a veteran of the War of 1812 and was one of the earliest settlers of Jefferson County, going on to serve as a member of the Legislature, representing Jefferson County in 1822.
In the early years of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, the organization grew rapidly, with lodges being established in cities and towns throughout the state. However, the Civil War had a major impact on Freemasonry in Alabama, as many Masons fought for the Confederacy and lodges were disrupted by the conflict.
After the war, the Grand Lodge of Alabama worked to rebuild the organization and promote unity among its members. In 1867, the Grand Lodge established the Alabama Masonic Home in Montgomery, which provided a residence for widows and orphans of Masons.
Today, the Grand Lodge of Alabama is one of the largest Masonic jurisdictions in the United States, with over 19,590 members as of 2020. The organization continues to promote the principles of brotherhood, charity, and truth, and to support charitable causes and community service projects throughout the state.
Recognition of Prince Hall in Alabama
The Grand Lodge of Alabama recognized the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama (founded in 1870) on November 14, 2017.
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