Dunn’s Rock Lodge, though not officially chartered until 1867, had its beginning several years earlier in the fraternity of men who became Masons on the battlefields of the Civil war. Passed down through the membership, this bit of lodge prehistory says that the idea of the lodge originated when Transylvania volunteers in the Confederate armies became Masons in military lodges of the North Carolina regiments, and began envisioning the local lodge they would found after the war. Following Appomattox, these Masons of the armies of Lee and Johnson, returned home in the dark days of the Reconstruction and immediately began laying their plans. They met in the open under the protecting ledge of Dunn’s Rock, a huge rock outcrop overlooking the French Broad River valley. Because this was their first meeting place, and because Dunn’s Rock was a historical landmark even then, it was chosen as the name of their lodge.
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