Masonic Burial Ground
The Freemasons are also a fraternal society, but they are more of a social group than a benevolent society. The Masons began as a builders’ guild for cathedrals in Europe, but when their membership slowed, they began to admit “honorary” members. The current iteration of the Freemasons doesn’t really have anything to do with the building trade. Masons are the world’s largest society, and they have spawned newer versions like the Shriners. Are they the secret controllers of the universe??? IDK, but they also have a reputation for excluding basically anyone who wasn’t a white Protestant and having tons of founding father types among their ranks.
I wasn’t in the mood to go down the rabbit hole of Masonic conspiracy theories, but their section of the cemetery was pretty well cared for and houses a lot of prominent locals, which checks out with their reputation.
While I was here I noticed a tombstone convention that I hadn’t seen before – Older stones that are in disrepair have been cast into concrete slabs and laid flat on the ground.