Fraternalism in America

Table of Contents

(Please note that many of the fraternities listed in this section have no real connection to Freemasonry.  Many of these Orders were created and established by Masons but they are not recognized as being apart of the Masonic fraternity.)

An Illustrated History of American Fraternalism

Chronology of Fraternal Organizations in America

   AAOOAA   AEO of Sciots   American Legion  AOUW    AOKMC

The Bohemian Club and Grove  

Catholic Orders    Christian Endeavor     Civil War Orders    Crusade Orders    

DAR    Druids   Dual Orders   Eagles   E Clampus Vitus    Elks   

Epworth League   Foresters   Grange   Greek Fraternity Pins  

Haymakers    Heptasophs     ICO of Hoo-Hoo    Odd Fellows   

IOOF PNG    Jewish Orders   Jr. OUAM    K.G.E.   Knights and Ladies of Ehud

Knights of Birmingham    Knights of the Golden Circle    Knights of Labor   Mystic Knights of the Sea

Knights of Malta     Knights of Pythias    Lions    Maccabees  

Moose    Imperial Order of Muscovites     NEOP    

OOH&P/AMOS    Orange Order    Order of Lafayette    Order of Owls   

Order of St. George    Organic FOBs      Oriental Order of the Palm and Shell

Police   P.O.S. of A.   Primrose League    Railroad Orders   

   Rebekah    Red Men    Royal Arcanum    Royal Highlanders    

 Scottish-American Clans    Skulls and Bones    Stonecutters

Temperance Orders    Tin Can Tourists    Townsend Clubs    Turtles   

  United Commercial Travelers    Veterans' Fun-and-Honor Orders

   Woodmen     Yeomen     Miscellaneous & Mystery Orders

Bibliography and
Sources of Information

International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders, The; by Alan Axelrod; published by Facts on File, Inc. 1997.

Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries, The; by Charles William Heckethorn, In two volumes; by University Books 1965.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions, The; "Fraternal Organizations" by Alvin J. Schmidt - Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut - London, England.

And, last but not least, I am grateful for information contributed to this fraternalism section by the following Patrons:

  • Harry Greene
  • Jerry E. Stotler
  • Bart P. Snarf
  • Denis P. McGowan
  • Stephan Patrick
  • Samuel Sade
  • Mark Tabbert
  • Joe Opauski
  • Kate Gladstone
  • Kathleen Owens




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