Welcome to the web site of the 37th Masonic District of the
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.
Freemasonry is the world's oldest largest Fraternity. Its
history and tradition date to antiquity. Its singular purpose
is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion,
and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political,
military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry
is neither a forum nor a place for worship. Instead, it is a
friend of all religions that are based on the belief in one
Beaver County Pennsylvania is located in the southwest part
of the state, and was carved out of Washington and Allegheny
Counties on March 12, 1800. The county borders Lawrence County
on the north, Butler County on the east, Allegheny County on
the southeast, Washington County on the south, and the states
of Ohio and West Virginia on the west. And, it is one of 12
counties that compose Region 5 of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
Freemasonry was a part of Beaver County even before the county
itself was created. On March 25, 1793, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
granted Warrant No. 58 to a number of officers and men at an
encampment at Legionville (now Harmony Township near Ambridge,
PA). The warrant was never returned to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
and it is believed that it was lost in the Battle of Fallen
Timbers near Toledo, Ohio on August 20, 1794. It should be noted
that the Legionville camp was established in July 1792 by General
Anthony Wayne, who is recognized as being a Freemason in many
Masonic documents and web sites.
District 37 is under the charge of Brother William A. Moisey,
P.M., D.D.G.M. and is presently comprised of 11 Lodges
with over 2,100 members. In all, there have been 14 Lodges in
Beaver County with 2 merging with another Lodge within the District.
|The Lodges that have existed in Beaver County are as follows:|
| ||Lodge Name||Location||Constituted|
|1.||Lodge No. 58||Legionville, PA||03/25/1793 (*a*)|
|2.||St. James's Lodge No. 133 A.Y.M.||Beaver, PA||11/04/1812 (*b*)|
|3.||Rochester Lodge No. 229 F&AM||Rochester, PA||04/11/1848|
|4.||Union Lodge No. 259 F&AM||New Brighton, PA||01/01/1852|
|5.||St. James Lodge No. 457 F&AM||Beaver, PA||02/24/1870|
|6.||Beaver Valley Lodge No. 478 F&AM||Beaver Falls, PA||09/20/1870 (*c*)|
|7.||Glasgow Lodge No. 485 F&AM||Shippingport, PA||02/02/1871|
|8.||Doric Lodge No. 630 F&AM||Sewickley PA||07/02/1903|
|9.||Avalon Lodge 657 F&AM||Pittsburgh, PA||05/05/1908|
|10.||Parian Lodge No. 662 F&AM||Beaver Falls, PA||06/25/1909|
|11.||Woodlawn Lodge No, 672 F&AM||Aliquippa, PA||05/27/1913|
|12.||Coraopolis Lodge 674 F&AM
|13.||Ambridge Lodge No. 701 F&AM||Ambridge, PA||05/04/1920|
|14.||Monaca-Center Lodge No. 791 F&AM||Monaca, PA||03/11/1961|
| ||(*a*) The forces were moved to the Cincinnati, OH area in May 1793|
| ||(*b*) Ceased functioning in 1837|
| ||(*c*) Merged with Parian Lodge No. 662 in 1981|
To learn more about our District's Lodges, click on District
Lodges under the About Us tab at the top of this page.
Whether you are now a Freemason, are considering joining our
fraternity or just have an interest in Freemasonry, we invite
you to take advantage of the many resources made available within
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the fraternity,
be especially sure to pay particular attention to our More Light
and General Link tabs.
If you have any questions, suggestions or find a broken link,
feel free to contact us using the various postal addresses,
email addresses or phone numbers available within the site.
Thank you and enjoy. . . . .