CANTON LODGE No. 28, F. & A. M.
CANTON, MISSISSIPPI

UNDER DISPENSATION: 1836
CHARTERED: January 4, 1837

MEETS:
3rd Monday @ 7:00 PM
245 E. Fulton Street
Canton, Mississippi
MAILING ADDRESS:
P. O. Box 285
Canton, MS 39046

HISTORY

Original Masonic Lodge building: The first record we have of the Masons in Canton, is a deed from Jesse Heard to the Canton Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 10 to part of Lot 4 Square 4 for $1200 dated June 19, 1832. This is the lot for the three story Masonic Lodge located at the corner of Peace and Union Streets on the town square. In a deed issued January 4, 1967, the Royal Arch Chapter No. 10 split ownership of the property three ways with Canton Lodge No. 28 and York Rite Council No. 38. After the completion of the current Masonic Lodge, the original Lodge was sold on October 21, 1968 to T. W. Gowdy. The Masons met on the third floor of the original building and for a while leased the second floor to the Oddfellows. Towards the end of the Civil War the building was occupied by the Federal Government and the Masons were not allowed to use the building. All the records of the lodge during and prior to that time also disappeared. However using Grand Lodge records we have been able to reconstruct information for this web site.

Current Masonic Lodge building: On September 18, 1968 the lot at 245 E. Fulton Street was purchased for the construction of a new Lodge building. In August 1969 a loan of $12,000 was taken to build the Lodge building. The new building is known to have been completed and occupied by November 1971. On September 12, 1972 the building was dedicated, free of debt. It has been used since that time by the Masons and Eastern Star. The current building was one of the first single story Lodge buildings allowed to be constructed in Mississippi.

Affiliate organizations: Other Masonic related organizations that have existed in Canton are:

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MEMBERS

CANTON CHAPTER #58
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

CONSTITUTED: June 14, 1909
MEETS: 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM