Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church (HMBEY)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.203', W 81° 23.219'

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This congregation was established as a mission of the Church of England in February, 1736. The Rev. Charles Wesley, ordained priest of that Church, conducted the first services in the chapel within the walls of Fort Frederica. The Rev. John Wesley, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Savannah, also served this mission. under the name St. James, this was one of the eight original parishes established in 1758. After the Revolution, this and other churches which had been served continuously by clergymen of the Church of England formed the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Christ Church was incorporated by the State legislature in 1808 and given a glebe of 108 acres; and in 1823 was one of the three parishes organizing the diocese of Georgia. The first Church built on this property in 1820 was almost destroyed during the War Between the States. The present building was erected on the same site in 1884.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-33A
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 463141 N 3454053
Decimal Degrees31.22005000, -81.38698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.203', W 81° 23.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 12.18" N, 81° 23' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6500 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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