Grand Master grave.

Grave of the Only Masonic Grand Master of America

Field review by the editors.

Halifax, North Carolina

His name was Joseph Montfort, and he held the loftiest title, ever, of any Mason on the North American continent. Not even George Washington or Buzz Aldrin outranked him.

According to his impressive tombstone, Montfort was appointed to his position by the Duke of Beaufort in 1771, yet he evidently switched sides and joined the Revolution before he died in 1776. He lies in front of the Royal White Hart Lodge No. 2, which he founded -- buried alone, since apparently no one else was worthy of his company.

Grave of the Only Masonic Grand Master of America

Address:
St David St., Halifax, NC
Directions:
I-95 exit 168. East on Hwy 903 about five miles to Halifax. Cross the railroad tracks and US 301, then turn left onto Norman St. and then right onto St David St. The grave is on the right.
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