Ebenezer in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
their faithful pastors.
Rev. John Martin Bolzius
Rev. Israel Christain Gronau
who for their faith in the doctrines
of Gods Word as taught
in the Augsburg confession
were banished from their
homes in Austria, and settled
in Effingham Co. Geo. in 1734
Heb. 11 36-38.
[Marker's West face]:
Rev. Herman H. Lembke
Rev Christian Rabenhorst
successors to pastors Bolzius
and Gronau during whose
charge the present church
edifice was erected.
The memory of the just is blest.
Erected by The Georgia Salzburgers.
Location. 32° 22.406′ N, 81° 10.984′ W. Marker is in Ebenezer, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (Georgia Route 275), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek Old River Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Martin Bolzius -The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Ebenezer (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silk Culture at Ebenezer (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.7 miles away).
Regarding The Salzburgers. The Salzburgers arrived in Savannah in 1734 soon after General Oglethorpe landed. Soon after they moved to Ebenezer, Georgia, which became their permanent home. There they accomplished many things: the first saw mill, grits mill and rice meal in the State of Georgia. The first Governor of Georgia was a Salzburger, John Truman. Ebenezer was home to the first Sunday School and orphanage in the state.
Hebrews 11:36 (mentioned on marker) - And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. -11:37 -They were stoned, sawed apart, 1 murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated -11:38
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Salzburger Monument in Savannah, Georgia
Also see . . .
1. Salzburgers entry ,New Georgia Encyclopedia. The Georgia Salzburgers, a group of German-speaking Protestant colonists, founded the town of Ebenezer in what is now Effingham County. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Georgia Salzburger Society. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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