John Wesley (1703-1791)

John Wesley (1703-1791) (HM2TK)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.666', W 80° 53.553'

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On February 6, 1736, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, landed at Peeper (now Cockspur) Island near here and there preached to his fellow voyagers his first sermon on American soil. A monument has been erected on Cockspur Island to commemorate the event.

Sent to Georgia by the Trustees as missionary, Wesley was the third minister of the Established Church in the colony. He preached in the scattered settlements of Georgia, journeying thither by boat and over Indian trails. Wesley returned to England in 1737 after differences with his parishioners. "I shook off the dust of my feet and left Georgia," he wrote, "having preached the Gospel there (not as I ought, but as I was able) one year and nearly nine months."
HM NumberHM2TK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-65
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510146 N 3543518
Decimal Degrees32.02776667, -80.89255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.666', W 80° 53.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 39.96" N, 80° 53' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 US-80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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