Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Masonic Lodge #19

Marker ID: SCHM 30-7
Location: Corner of East Main & Harper Streets, Laurens
County: Laurens
Coordinates: N 34° 29.933    W 082° 0.801
  34.49888333    -82.01335
Style: Free Standing **


The first recorded meeting of this organization, known as Palmetto Lodge # 19, took place Aug. 7, 1794, at the Samuel Saxon home, which stood nearby. Officers present were: Master, Joseph Downs; Deputy Master, Nathaniel McCoy; Senior Warden, Wm. Holiday; Junior Warden, John Wolff; and Secretary, Ezekiel Roland. Still in existence, this is the oldest known Masonic Lodge in Laurens County; its minutes date from 1794.

Erected by Palmetto Lodge #19 and Laurens County Historical Society - 1985


Two sided - Samuel Saxon