Solomon's Lodge, Charleston

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Solomon's Lodge in Charleston is the oldest Masonic Lodge in South Carolina.[1] It was established in either 1735[2] or 1736.[3] It has often been confused with Solomon's Lodge in Savannah, Georgia, also a founding lodge for that state that was founded in the same year.[4]

The first American ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett was a Past Master of the lodge.[5]


  1. ^ South Carolina's Solomon No. 1 Celebrates 275th Anniversary 10/29, Christopher Hodapp, Freemasons for Dummies blog
  2. ^ S. Brent Morris's Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry (page 31)
  3. ^ Charleston, SC Masonic Timeline
  4. ^ page 568, Mackey's National Freemason October 1873-September 1874 By Albert G. MacKey
  5. ^ Thompson, Edward N., "Joel Robert Poinsett: The Man Behind the Flower", Short Talk Bulletin, Masonic Service Association of the United States, December 1984