Our Stated Meetings are the 1st Monday of each month.

Dinner: 6:30pm Meeting: 7:30pm

Sept. 7, 2015: Installation of Officers
Please bring side dishes or dessert.


Parkville, Missouri was founded by Colonel George S. Park, veteran of the Texas War of Independence, land speculator, and entrepreneur.  Colonel Park purchased the site of Parkville and a riverboat landing from the English brothers in 1838, filed the first plat of the town in 1844, and by 1850 had build warehouses and a large stone hotel.  Among the other features of town, Compass Lodge was chartered May 10, 1850, the third Lodge to erect an altar in Plate County.

Originally a thriving river port for hemp and other products, Parkville grew faster than Kansas City, which was then 10 miles Southeast.  Indians, trappers, traders, and farmers flocked to Parkville and filled its streets with the bustle of healthy commerce.

However, the boom ended and Parkville suffered near economic collapse when the bitterness between pro-slavery forces and free soil advocates in both Missouri and the Kansas Territory escalated into warfare.  Freemasonry notwithstanding survived and has thrived in Parkville.  Compass Lodge is currently the oldest continually operating organization in Parkville, and the second oldest continually operating Masonic Lodge in Platte County.

Pending the construction of a new Masonic Temple at 204 West Street in Parkville, Compass Lodge holds it stated meeting each month at the Rising Sun Masonic Temple at 2000 NW Barry Rd on the 1st Monday of each month.  Dinner is at 6:30 PM, followed by Lodge at 7:30 PM.  All Masons and their wives are welcome.