Cochran Lodge No. 271 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons
Over 120 years of Freemasonry in The Plains Virginia.
History Of Cochran Lodge No. 271
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.
On May 21, 2014 the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Historic Resources listed "The Plains Historic District" which includes Cochran Lodge in the National Register of Historic Places with the United States Department of Interior National Park Service.