Masonic lodge organized in Fannin County. The first
official meeting occurred in January 1890, in a
two-story frame building which the lodge shared with the
In 1912 the lodge purchased a separate building in downtown
Bailey. The second floor was reserved for lodge meetings,
while the first floor was leased to a variety of retail businesses.
That structure burned in 1950, and Ashley Lodge members
met in the Grove Hill Lodge in Leonard until a new building
was completed in 1952.