Established 1734 - Solomon's Lodge at Savannah, Georgia is the "Oldest Continuously Operating English Constituted Lodge Of Freemasons In The Western Hemisphere".
SAVANNAH WELCOMES YOU WITH OPEN ARMS
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA is a Masonic City, of this there can be no doubt.For centuries a number of Masonic Lodges have risen, fallen and been raised again as the World’s Oldest and Greatest Fraternity continues to leave its eternal mark on the world.Presently there are around 4,000 Savannah Freemasons.In fact Georgia was the first British Colony that Masonic charity ever founded for the poor the distressed and the persecuted.The Colony was named after the renowned Masonic King George II a great patron of the Craft in Britain.Savannah, because of its seacoast location has received the wealth and migrations of many nations in its trek through the centuries.At one time Savannah was even referred to during the 1790s as the Paris of the South because of the large numbers of French immigrants and French Freemasons fleeing the tumultuous era of French Revolutions.Later during the great mercantile epoch in the port’s history, Savannah was also named as the Venice of the West due to the cotton trade. Wherever you tread in Savannah you tread upon Masonic wonders.Some of the greatest citizens in the history of Georgia were Freemasons and many a notable Brother lived and built in Savannah.The famed architect William Jay was a member of the Savannah Masonic Lodge Union and John Adam Treutlen the First Constitutional Governor of Georgia was a member of Solomon’s Lodge at Savannah. Even the layout and measurements of the old city according to one notable historian are based on the symbolism of Freemasonry and the biblical measure of the base of King Solomon’s Temple. Almost every street in the city of Savannah is named after some notable member of the Fraternity: Washington Ave., Drayton Street, Estill Ave. (now Victory Drive), Whitaker St., Houstoun, Habersham, Jackson, Jones, and many more.The history of Savannah and its ennobling and charitable origin adds greatly to the inspiration of its Masonic heritage.Savannah's recorded history begins in February 1733. That's the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship "Anne" landed on a high bluff along the Savannah River in the dead of winter. That is also near the date when the first Masonic Lodge , now Solomons Lodge, was organized in Georgia.Savannah became Georgia’s first city.The history of Savannah, the 13th Colony, begins in 1733. That's the year that the far-famed Soldier, Statesman, Philanthropist and Freemason James Edward Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship "Anne" landed on the high bluff along the Savannah River.One of the most beautiful cities in the world the Historic District of Savannah is buzzing with creativity, art, culture and live theatre and is the perfect place for you to spend a weekend or a lifetime. Many people who visit fall in love with Savannah and move here to live in one of the oldest cities in America.Blessed with a 2.5 mile historic district, which runs from River Street to Forsyth Park, Savannah can also proudly boast of its luxurious landscapes, beautiful year-round weather, sumptuous accommodations and restaurants, fine shopping, lively entertainment, attractions and plenty of recreational activities. All set amid the stunning subtropical beauty that is unique to Georgia’s coast.