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John Wesley (1703-1791)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ycart81
N 32° 01.650 W 080° 53.547
17S E 510155 N 3543488
Quick Description: Founder of Methodism visited Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2006 4:35:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMCKJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 37

Long Description:

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."

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 25-65

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission.

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