Grand Lodge of Alabama

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The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama, commonly called the Grand Lodge of Alabama, is one of two primary Masonic grand lodges in the state (the other being the predominately African American Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama).

The Grand Lodge of Alabama was established in Montgomery on June 11, 1821, with Thomas Wadsworth Farrar as its first Grand Master. Previous to the Grand Lodge's formation, Masonic Lodges existed in the state under charters from the Grand Lodges of Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Former Grand Masters of Alabama include Governors Rufus Cobb (1881-2) and Russell Cunningham (1900-1) and U. S. Senator John H. Bankhead (1883-4).

There are currently 311 active lodges, with a total membership of over 32,000.


  • "Annual Communications 1876". Grand Lodge of Alabama.
  • Jackson, Joseph Abram (1970). Masonry in Alabama : a sequicentennial history, 1821-1971. Montgomery, Alabama: Brown Printing Co.
  • Masonic Manual of Alabama. Birmingham, Alabama: Press of Dispatch Printing and Stationery Company. 1920.

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