Cochran Lodge No. 271

Over 120 years of Freemasonry in The Plains Virginia.

6514 Main Street The Plains Virginia 20198

Stated communication 2nd Thursday, starting with a meal at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:30pm.

Freemasonry, "Making Good Men Better" In The Plains Virginia Since 1899

The Masonic Lodge at The Plains Virginia

was organized on a site near the present Post Office. The Plains Lodge U.D., held its first meeting on December 29, 1898, and continued to work "Under Dispensation" until the Grand Lodge of Virginia met in Alexandria Virginia on December 15, 1899, and issued the Lodge a Charter under the name of Cochran Lodge No. 271. On December 27, 1899, St. John's Day, Dr. H. R. Green, District Deputy Grand Master, constituted the Lodge. Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 performed ceremonies incident to the dedication of the Lodge building, September 3, 1904.

Freemasons teach and perpetuate a way of life

that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God. And is the oldest Fraternal organization in existence with written records about the Order that date back to 1390.

The doors of Freemasonry are open to men

who seek harmony with their fellowman, feel the need for self-improvement and wish to participate in making this world a better place to live. Contact us to learn more.

Any man who becomes a Mason

is taught a pattern for living - reverence, morality, kindness, honesty, dependability, and compassion. He must be prepared to honor his country, uphold its laws, and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honorable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.

Our Mission

is to teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper.

Our Vision

is to be the premier organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, have a strong belief in God, are devoted to family, charitable in their community, and courteous and helpful to each other.