1812 Wesley Chapel

1812 Wesley Chapel (HM33L)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.566', W 81° 5.351'

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Savannah Methodism's first church building was erected on this corner of Lincoln and South Broad (now Oglethorpe) streets in 1812 by its first pastor, Rev. James Russell. Bishop Francis Asbury preached twice in Wesley Chapel on November 21, 1813. In 1819-1820 under the preaching of William Capers the membership grew rapidly, and in 1821 John Howard enlarged the building to care for 100 new members. By 1848 this "good, neat house, sixty by forty feet", became too small; at a new location its successor, Trinity, was built.

Among the early pastors of Wesley Chapel were James O. Andrew, George F. Pierce, Ignatius A. Few, and Thomas L. Wynn.
HM NumberHM33L
Year Placed1977
Placed BySavannah - Area Methodist Heritage Society , South Georgia Commission on Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491583 N 3548874
Decimal Degrees32.07610000, -81.08918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.566', W 81° 5.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 33.96" N, 81° 5' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah GA 31401, US
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