Friday, July 10, 2009
Masonic Lodge 1860
Masonic Lodge, Court Street, Smithland, Kentucky. Photograph was taken 1 July 2009.
On the 30th of August 1860, James W. Cade and his wife, Helen, sold part of lot #49 for “Smithland Lodge No. 138, Free and Accepted Masons, their heirs and assigns forever …” This deed is recorded in Livingston County Deed Book 4, page 551.
The establishment date of Lodge No. 138 is unknown, but it was by 1858. See List of Lodge #138 Members in 1858 Prior to 1860 they had met in the Gower House on Water or Front Street.