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In the year of 1897 on the 6th day of February, Grand Master A.R. Courtney gave Dispensation to form this lodge:

On February 6th, 1897 A.D., Grand Master A.R. Courtney granted Dispensation to form Corinthian Lodge A.F.&A.M. #266

Five days later on February 11th, 1897 the first communication was held by the three Brothers named in the letter of dispensation:

L. Jack Oliver presided as Worshipful Master

E.T. Thomas as Senior Warden

H.L. Slade as Junior Warden

The first lodge meeting was held in the location of Brambleton Lodge #25, Knights of Pythias, Norfolk, Va.