Fannin County, Texas

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Chartered on December 12, 1889, this was the seventh Masonic lodge organized in Fannin County.  The first official meeting occurred in January 1890, in a two-story frame building which the lodge shared with the Baptist Church.  In 1912 the lodge purchased a separate building in downtown Bailey.  The second floor was reserved for ledge meetings, which the first floor was leased to a variety of retail businesses.  That structure burned in 1950, and Ashley lodge memmers met in the Grove Hill Lodge in Leonard until a new building was completed in 1952.


Location:  115 N. Main, Bailey


Ashley Lodge No. 681, A.F. & A.M., Bailey