SMA Groups Throughout the Country

The Incipient Shire of Asteriopolis

The first Indiana group in the Society of the Middle Ages, consisting of Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties.

The Shire of Aurantia

Welcome to the The Shire of Aurantia covers a portion of the SE United States including Alabama, most of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. 

The Marche of Cnoc Fraochán

Welcome to the Marche of Cnoc Fraochán (pronounced Ka-Nock Fruch-yawn). We are centered around the greater Sharon-Youngstown area, but extending from Columbus to State College and from Buffalo to Pittsburgh. In total we cover eastern Ohio, western New York, western Pennsylvania, the West Virginia spike

The Incipient Shire of Foxdale

We are the Incipient Shire of Foxdale. Our Incipient Shire covers all of Georgia and a small part of eastern Tennessee.

The Shire of Stokeford-Upon-Trinity

The Shire of Stokeford-Upon-Trinity is the SMA branch serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in north Texas. If you’re in the area and interested, please let us know!

The Shire of Strathhavin

Shire Strathhavin covers Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma,Western Tennessee, Missouri and a little bit of Louisiana. 

We are one big family group. We enjoy each other company. We like to meet and have potluck lunches. At these meeting we may have a theme event or a just come hang out. We love shooting archery and throwing axes. We even have play bows, arrows and axes for the kids to play with. We have loaner gear for the adults that want to try. We also enjoy the arts, which include fiber, leather, painting, garb making (clothes) and several other things. If you have something you’re interested in and want to learn just let us know. I bet we can find a teacher. The most important thing is to just have fun in a friendly atmosphere.

Don’t see a registerd group in your area?

Don’t worry! There may be members in your uncharted area. This page is a display of formally submitted official SMA groups. If there is one near you, know that you’re always welcome! If there are other members in your area, or if you have friends that would like to join as well, forming a new group is easy with someone to guide you! Our members are always happy to help! Just connect with us on Facebook, or through the email link to the right, and we’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction!

Useful Information


Simply click on one of the boxes below to learn more about a subject.

Geography Terms of the SMA

Terms like Shire, Province, March, Castle, etc... can be confusing. Click here to learn the differece between the different levels of group from the local level to the Kingdoms of the Realm!

Nobility and Titles

Learn about what titles and recognitions can be achieved as a participating member of the Society of the Middle Ages.


Fealty and Homage

Learn the difference between Fealty and Homage, and how each play an important rol in the SMA!

The Councils

Learn of the imporance of Councils in the Middle Ages, and how they play a role in the SMA. 

The Crown

Learn what The Crown is.

Who are Royal Peers?



What is a Persona?

What role does it play, and what does it mean to me?

Crowns and Coronets

Learn of the  roles of Crowns and Coronets in the SMA, and what titles/positions wear them. Each represents a special honor in the SMA.

Guide to Knighthood in The Society of the Middle Ages

You can also find a wonderully comprehensive Guide to Knighthood that has been put together by Sir Galen of Bristol for all to use! Click Here to access the guide and start your own journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

Vistit the FAQ for answers to very general questions about the SMA.

Local Groups

Find a local group of The Society of the Middle Ages near you! This is a list of the offically recognized groups of the SMA throughout the United States.

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