Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Stanton Masonic Lodge And School

Marker ID: THC 4D 45
Location: at the intersection of West Main Street (Tennessee Route 179) and Holland Street, Stanton, TN
County: Haywood
Coordinates: N 35° 27.938    W 089° 24.286
  35.46563333    -89.40476666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM392A


Built in 1871, just six years after the end of the Civil War, the Stanton Lodge and School enjoyed dual purposes from its beginning. Before the arrival of free public education, concerned Masons constructed the two-story building as a place to educate the community's young people, and they used the second floor for meetings. The building has accommodated a variety of community meetings since the county built a new school in 1920. Restoration of the Greek Revival building began in 1985.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission