The Mother Church of GeorgiaThis Episcopal Church was the first house of worship established with the founding of Georgia in 1733. Early rectors included the Rev. John Wesley (1736-37), who began the earliest form of Sunday school and published the first English hymnal in the colonies, and the Rev. George Whitefield (1738-40), founder of Bethesda Orphanage. The cornerstone for the first building on this site was laid in 1744. James Hamilton Couper designed the current and third structure in 1838. The 1819 Revere & Son bell continues in use today. One of many prominent members was Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and Christ Church|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491394 N 3549275|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07971667, -81.09118333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.783', W 81° 5.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 46.98" N, 81° 5' 28.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 32 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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