About the Grand Chapter of Maryland

The Grand Chapter of Maryland marks 1797 as its year of the constitution, but historical records show that the Royal Arch degree was conferred in the state as early as 1787.

Unfortunately, records of the Grand Chapter prior to 1804 are virtually non-existent, with the exception of the few documents which have been discovered.

There are currently 19 chartered chapters in Maryland. One chapter, Phoenix Chapter, No. 7, was re-established as Phoenix Chapter, No. 45, and then granted restoration of its original charter number.