Chronology of American Masonic Organizations


FOUNDED              MASONIC ORGANIZATION

1778                     Grand Lodge of Virginia, AF&AM

1783                     Grand Lodge of South Carolina, AFM

1786                     Grand Lodge of Georgia, F&AM

1786                     Grand Lodge of New Jersey, F&AM

1786                     Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, F&AM

1787                     Grand Lodge of Maryland, AF&AM

1787                     Grand Lodge of New York, F&AM

1787                     Grand Lodge of North Carolina, AF&AM

1789                     Grand Lodge of Connecticut, AF&AM

1790                     Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, F&AM

1791                     Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, F&AM

1792                     Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, AF&AM

1794                     Grand Lodge of Vermont, F&AM

1797                     International General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

1797                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Massachusetts

1800                     Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F&AM

1801                     Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction

1806                     Grand Lodge of Delaware, AF&AM

1808                     Grand Lodge of Ohio, F&AM

1811                     Grand Lodge of District of Columbia, FAAM

1812                     Grand Lodge of Louisiana, F&AM

1813                     Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

1813                     Grand Lodge of Tennessee, F&AM

1815                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Pennsylvania

1816                     Grand Encampment of Knights Templars of the USA

1818                     Grand Lodge of Indiana, F&AM

1818                     Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F&AM

1820                     Grand Lodge of Maine, AF&AM

1821                     Grand Lodge of Alabama, F&AM

1821                     Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM

1830                     Grand Lodge of Florida, F&AM

1837                     Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM

1838                     Grand Lodge of Arkansas, F&AM

1840                     Grand Lodge of Illinois, AF&AM

1843                     Grand Lodge of Wisconsin, F&AM

1844                     Grand Lodge of Iowa, AF&AM

1844                     Grand Lodge of Michigan, F&AM

1845                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM of the State of New York

1845                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, State of Maryland and Jurisdiction

1848                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, PHA, Jurisdiction of the District of Columbia Inc.

1848                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, State of New Jersey

1849                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio

1849                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Delaware

1850                     Grand Lodge of California, F&AM

1850 c.                  Heroines of Jericho

1851                     Grand Lodge of Oregon, AF&AM

1853                     Grand Lodge of Minnesota, AF&AM

1855                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, States of California and Hawaii, Inc.

1856                     Grand Lodge of Kansas, AF&AM

1856                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Indiana

1857                     Grand Lodge of Nebraska, F&AM

1858                     Grand Lodge of Washington, F&AM

1858                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of the State of Rhode Island

1861                     Grand Lodge of Colorado, F&AM

1863                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, for the State of Louisiana and Jurisdiction

1865                     Grand Lodge of Nevada, F&AM

1865                     Grand Lodge of West Virginia, AF&AM

1865                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia, F&AM, Inc.

1865                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Missouri and Jurisdiction

1866                     Grand Lodge of Montana, AF&AM

1866                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Kentucky, Inc.

1866                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Michigan

1867                     Grand Lodge of Idaho, F&AM

1867                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Kansas and its Jurisdiction

1867                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of the State of South Carolina

1867                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, State of Illinois and Jurisdiction

1870                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Georgia

1870                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of North Carolina

1870                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Tennessee

1870                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Alabama

1870                     Red Cross of Constantine

1870                     Union Grand Lodge F&AM Prince Hall Aff., Florida & Belize, Central America  Inc.

1872                     Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

1872                     Grand Lodge of Utah, F&AM

1872                     Red Cross of Constantine

1873                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Connecticut, Inc., F&AM

1873                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Inc., Jurisdiction of Arkansas

1874                     Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, AF&AM

1874                     Grand Lodge of Wyoming, AF&AM

1875                     Grand Lodge of South Dakota, AF&AM

1875                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Texas and Jurisdiction

1875                     Stringer Grand Lodge, F&AM, (Prince Hall Affiliation) Jurisdiction of Mississippi

1876                     General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star

1876                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and parts of South Korea

1877                     Grand Lodge of New Mexico, AF&AM

1877                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge of West Virginia, F&AM, Inc.

1878                     Royal Order of Scotland

1880                     Societas Rosicruciana in Civiatibus Foederatis

1881                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Iowa and Jurisdiction, Inc.

1881                     United Supreme Council, A&A Scottish Rite, Prince Hall, Northern Jurisdiction

1881                     United Supreme Council, A&A Scottish Rite, Prince Hall, Southern Jurisdiction

1882                     Grand Lodge of Arizona, F&AM

1885                     Grand Lodge of Puerto Rico, F&AM

1886                     Order of the Golden Circle

1889                     Grand Lodge of North Dakota, AF&AM

1889                     Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (Grotto)

1890                     Social Order of the Beauceant

1892                     Sovereign College of Allied Masonic and Christian Degrees for America

1893                     Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North America

1893                     Daughters of Isis

1893                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Oklahoma

1894                     Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem

1894                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Jurisdiction of Minnesota

1894                     Supreme Conclave True Kindred

1894                     Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers

1895                     Order of Amaranth

1897                     International General Grand Council Cryptic Masons

1902                     Tall Cedars of Lebanon

1903                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Washington and Jurisdiction

1904                     Ancient Toltec Rite

1905                     Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots

1905                     National League of Masonic Clubs

1909                     Conference of Masonic Grand Masters of North America

1911                     Royal Order of Jesters

1912                     Sword of Bunker Hill

1913                     Daughters of the Nile

1914                     Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America

1919                     Daughters of Mokanna

1919                     Order of DeMolay for Boy

1919                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Nebraska and its Jurisdiction

1919                     Shrine Directors Association of North America

1919 c.                  Shrine Recorders Association of North America

1920                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Arizona and Jurisdiction, Inc.

1921                     High Twelve International

1921                     International Order of Job’s Daughters

1921                     National Sojourners, Inc.

1921                     Order of the Bath of the USA

1921                     Order of the Builders (Masonic youth)

1921                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of the State of New Mexico, Inc.

1922                     Conference of Masonic Grand Masters of Prince Hall Inc.

1922                     International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

1922                     Order of Rameses and Daughters of Osiris

1923                     Heroes of ’76 National Sojourners

1923                     Order of Knight Masons

1925                     Ancient Egyptian Order of Princesses of Sharemkhu

1925                     Daughters of the Eastern Star

1925                     Order of the Golden Key

1925                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Inc., F&AM, of Wisconsin

1926                     Grand Encampment Knights Templar USA, Prince Hall Aff.

1928                     Philalethes Society

1929                     National Federated Craft (Masonic)

1929                     Order of the Golden Chain

1930                     Covent General Knights of the York Cross of Honour

1930                     Knights of the York Cross of Honor

1932                     Allied Masonic Degrees of USA

1932                     Grand College of Rites of the U.S.A.

1932                     Society of Blue Friars

1933                     Grand College of America Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests

1934                     Holy Order of Knights Beneficent of the Holy City

1946                     Order of Desoms

1946                     Order of the Eastern Star, National Conference, Prince Hall Affiliate

1949                     Order of the Constellation of Junior Stars (Order of Eastern Star youth)

1952                     York Rite Sovereign College

1953                     General Grand Conference of Royal Arch Grand Chapters, Prince Hall

1960                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Oregon, Inc.

1969                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, Alaska and its Jurisdiction, Inc.

1980                     Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM, for the Jurisdiction of Nevada, Inc.

1981                     Grand Lodge of Alaska, F&AM

1989                     Grand Lodge of Hawaii, F&AM

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