Wayne Lodge was established in the village of Fort Wayne, county of Randolph, state of Indiana in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three. The dispensation entitling a band of brothers in the area to meet as regular Masons was dated March 22, 1823. This predates the platting of the town of Fort Wayne as well as the formation of Allen County. With nearly 200 years of history behind it many historical treasures exist to share. Some of those are included here.