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 God.

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 10 Lodges with over 2,100 members. In all, there have been 14 Lodges in Beaver County with 3 merging with another Lodge within the District.

The Lodges that have existed in Beaver County are as follows:
 
 Lodge NameLocationConstituted
1.Lodge No. 58Legionville, PA03/25/1793 (*a*)
2.St. James's Lodge No. 133 A.Y.M.Beaver, PA11/04/1812 (*b*)
3.Rochester Lodge No. 229 F&AMRochester, PA04/11/1848
4.Union Lodge No. 259 F&AMNew Brighton, PA01/01/1852
5.St. James Lodge No. 457 F&AMBeaver, PA02/24/1870
6.Beaver Valley Lodge No. 478 F&AMBeaver Falls, PA09/20/1870 (*c*)
7.Glasgow Lodge No. 485 F&AMShippingport, PA02/02/1871
8.Doric Lodge No. 630 F&AMSewickley PA07/02/1903
9.Avalon Lodge 657 F&AMPittsburgh, PA05/05/1908
10.Parian Lodge No. 662 F&AMBeaver Falls, PA06/25/1909
11.Woodlawn Lodge No, 672 F&AMAliquippa, PA05/27/1913 (*d*)
12.Coraopolis Lodge 674 F&AMCoraopolis, PA06/26/1913
13.Ambridge Lodge No. 701 F&AMAmbridge, PA05/04/1920
14.Monaca-Center Lodge No. 791 F&AMMonaca, PA03/11/1961
 
 (*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
 (*d*) Merged with St. James Lodge No. 457 on Dec 19, 2014

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 our site.

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.

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