Masonic Lodges of Hyde County, N.C.
Courtesy of : The Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of North Carolina

In a time when travel was by horseback and sailing ship, Masonry spread with amazing speed. By 1731, when Benjamin Franklin joined the fraternity, there were already several lodges in colonies, and Masonry spread rapidly as America expanded west. In addition to Franklin, many of the Founding Fathers - men such as George Washington, Paul Revere, Joseph Warren and John Hancock - were Masons.  Masons and Masonry played an important part in the Revolutionary war and an even more important part in the Constitutional Convention and the debates surrounding the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Many of those were held in Masonic lodges.

No. Name Location Dispensation Chartered Disposition
94 Franklin ----------


Dec. 6, 1826

Dropped 1846. Extinct.
294* Atlantic Swan Quarter May 5, 1868

Dec. 7, 1869

Record Unbroken. Active.
328* Mattamuskeet Engelhard

Nov. 5, 1873

Dec. 2, 1873

Originally at Chapel Hill Academy. .Moved to Lake Landing, then .Engelhard. Record Unbroken. Active.
520* Fairfield Fairfield Sept. 20, 1902

Jan. 14, 1903

Record Unbroken. Active.
747* Ocracoke Ocracoke Dec. 19, 1970

Apr. 21, 1971

Record Unbroken. Active.

* Denotes active North Carolina Lodge

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