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George Whitefield-GHM-155-28-Whitfield Co.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 46.322 W 084° 58.304
16S E 685608 N 3849636
Quick Description: At Whitfield County Courthouse
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2008 10:03:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM4BNX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 39

Long Description:
George Whitefield (1714-70) was a noted evangelist, born in Gloucester, England. He met John and Charles Wesley at Oxford and with them formed the Holy club, Ordained deacon in 1736, he followed the Wesleys to Georgia in 1736 and founded Bethesda Orphanage (oldest in American) at Savannah (1740).

After doctrinal differences with the Wesleys he founded the Calvinistic Methodists.

He made seven trips to America, preaching in Georgia, Pennsylvania and New England. He died while holding a meeting in Newburyport, Mass., and is buried there.
Whitefield County (1851), created from Murray, originally Cherokee county, was named for him.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 155-28

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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