Green Sea Lodge No. 205 AFM.
chartered on December 11,1879
Ferd D.Bryant, Josiah Williamson, and Daniel Suggs petitioned the Grand Lodge of South Carolina to establish a Masonic Lodge in Green Sea, SC. The Grand Lodge, in action on December 10, 1879, granted a warrant of constitution to Green Sea Lodge 205 at Green Sea, in Horry County. The Charter was granted upon payment of $90.00, with Ferd D. Bryant as Worshipful Master, Josiah Williamson as Senior Warden, and Daniel Suggs as Junior Warden.
The Lodge met in the Green Sea area, from place to place and on different meeting nights. During the early years the Lodge met upstairs in Iona Church, in the Finklea Post Office, and at Green Sea. Some of the early records show the Lodge’s annual reports were from a post office known as Powellsville, which is now the Green Sea post Office.
In the beginning the Lodge met on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:30 in the afternoon, later being changed to the first Friday on or before the full moon. In 1924 it was changed to the first Friday of each month., meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the winter months and 8:00 p.m. in the summer months. The meeting night now is the first Monday if each month at 7:30 p.m.
On April 25th, 1979 the name was changed to Loris Lodge No. 205 AFM and remains that today. One point of interest about our Lodge was that World Re-known Comedian Jerry Clower, provided the entertainment for our Ladies Night in 1979.