Gowan Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1
Rocksprings, Ontario, Canada
About the Lodge
Gowan Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1 is a primary lodge within the jurisdiction of Carleton County within Ontario East. The Lodge was first established in 1830 in Brockville, Ontario.
The first Orangemen in Brockville met at the tavern of John Craft on what is now Victoria Road in the north of Brockville located west of Windsor Public School.
Brockville was the first lodge to receive its warrant from the Grand Orange Lodge of British America with Robert Stewart as the first Worshipful Master. The lodge was named in honour of Ogle Robert Gowan, first Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of British America.
Gowan Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1 amalgamated with Rocksprings Loyal Orange Lodge No. 454 in Rocksprings, Ontario.
In November 2022 Gowan Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1 became part of the with Carleton County Orange Lodge.
The Lodge now meets at the Orange Hall in Rocksprings.
11443 Rocksprings Rd., Rocksprings, Ontario
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