BOGUE CHITTO LODGE No. 260, F.
& A. M.
BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI
UNDER DISPENSATION: January 16, 1860
CHARTERED: January 15, 1866
MEETS: 1st Monday @ 7:00 PM
413 Monticello Street
Bogue Chitto, Mississippi
GPS: N31 26.362 W90 27.261
Masonic Lodge buildings:
- 1st: Information on the location of this building is still being
researched. It is known that this building burned on October 8, 1872.
- 2nd: It is believed that the Masons shared a building with the
Woodmen of the World somewhere in the vicinity of where Roberts Store is
currently located. The same building was also used by the Baptist and
Methodist congregations before they built their own church buildings.
Grand Lodge records indicate the charter was replaced on May 28, 1900
after being destroyed in a fire when the lodge was struck by lightning.
- 3rd: The Masons relocated into the upper floor of the Planters
Bank located on the northwest corner of Railroad Avenue and Yellow Pine
Street. This building burned in 1930 destroying lodge records again.
- 4th: For the next several years, the Masons met in a building
that originally belonged to the Woodmen of the World on the north side
of Monticello Street near Railroad Avenue. This building was badly
damaged in a storm in early 1938 and was torn down with the materials
being used to construct the 5th Lodge building.
- 5th: In the early 1940's a new lodge building and post office was
built across the street from the previous building. This building still
stands on the east end of Monticello Street.
- 6th: This building across the street from the Baptist church on
Monticello Street was originally a post office (one of three post office
buildings still standing in the town). When the new post office was
built next door in 1996, the Masonic Lodge moved into this building.
- The R. W. Grand Secretary presented the following petition, praying for
Dispensations authorizing the institution of the following new Lodges:
Boguechitto Lodge, at Boguechitto, Pike County, which, on his on motion,
was referred to the Committee on Dispensations. Part
of Grand Secretary's report to the 1860 Grand Lodge.
- Bro. Timberlake, in behalf of the Committee on Dispensations, submitted
the following report, which was received and adopted:
Your Committee on Dispensations, beg leave to further report that the
petition of T. J. Connally, et al., to organize a Lodge at Bogue Chitto,
Pike county, to be called Bogue Chitto Lodge No. ____, be granted, as
the papers in reference thereto are regular. J. W. TIMBERLAKE, for the
Committee. Report to the 1860 Grand Lodge.
- Dispensations issued at this Communication (1860): Bogue Chitto
Lodge No. 260, Bogue Chitto, Pike Co.
- In 1870 two Lodges had the same number, Bogue Chitto in Pike
County (now Lincoln) and Brooks in Oktibbeha County. It was recommended
and both lodges concurred that Brooks be numbered to 262.
- On October 8, 1872 Bogue Chitto Lodge No. 260 burned destroying
the Lodge and all its contents. A Duplicate Charter was issued on
November 4, 1872.
- A duplicate charter was issued May 28, 1900 after the Lodge was stuck by
lightning and burned.
- A duplicate charter was issued January 15, 1931 after the Lodge burned.
- I have approved the appeals for the following Lodges: Westville No. 78
appealing to the constituent Lodges for assistance in the repair of its
Hall. Bogue Chitto Lodge No. 260 for assistance in the rebuilding of its
From the Grand Masters report to the 1939 Grand Lodge
Bogue Chitto Chapter #132
Order of the Eastern Star
Chartered September 2, 1915
Defunct January 6, 1920
BOGUE CHITTO CHAPTER #263
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
CONSTITUTED: April 22, 1926
CONSOLIDATED June 16, 2016 with Auburn #87
Auburn #87 meets the third Thursday at 7:00 PM in Auburn