Colored Lodges - Paris, KY
There are listings of the Colored Lodges in Paris, KY, in The Inter-State Directory Company's Directory of Paris and Bourbon County Gazetteer For the Year 1908 and W. H. Hoffman's City Directory of Paris, Kentucky, 1917. Below is a combined list of the lodges from both volumes.
Colored Lodges that met at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall:
- G. A. R. - John Brown Post No. 68
Colored Lodges that met at the United Brothers of Friendship Hall at 308 W. Eighth Street:
- Bourbon Star Lodge No. 1697, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
- Callilee Temple No. 32, SMT [Sisters of the Mysterious Ten]
- Daughters of Tabor - Rose of Sharon Tabernacle No. 99
- Garfield Company A, Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias
- Good Samaritan Lodge No. 37, United Brothers of Friendship
- Hiram Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M.
- Household of Ruth Lodge No. 1849, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
- Jewell Court No.5, Court of Calathe
- Lillian Juvenile Temple
- Order of the Eastern Star - Jeptha Chapter No. 5
- Phoenix Lodge No. 7, Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World
- St. Pythias Lodge No. 1, Knights of Pythias
Colored Lodges that met at Marble Hall on South Main Street:
- John Brown WRC No. 15
- McKinley Camp No. 4, Sons of Veterans
Other Colored Lodges
- Fraternal Union of America No. 96. Met at Knights of Pythias Hall at 529 South Main Street. Margaret C. Wood, Secretary.
- Messiah Commandery No. 3, K. T. (Masons)
- Zerrubabel Chapter No. 5 RAM (Masons)
*Two of the earliest colored lodges in Paris were Hiram Lodge No.5 Masons, organized in 1867, and Knights Templar, organized in 1867 [source: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky by W. H. Perrin & R. Peter, p.119].
*See the location of the Negro lodge on the (1912) Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.