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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Christ Episcopal Church

 
 
Christ Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
1. Christ Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-33A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 13.203′ N, 81° 23.219′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County
Christ Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Christ Episcopal Church Marker
. Marker is on Frederica Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6329 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wesley Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverends John & Charles Wesley / Wesley Memorial Garden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Simons Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgia Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Gully Hole Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederica - Military Road (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Regarding Christ Episcopal Church. By 1807, the island's population was sufficient to require a permanent place of worship. Christ Church was established, the second-oldest Episcopal Church in Georgia, and the State legislature granted to it one hundred acres near Frederica. But it was not until 1820 that a simple, little white wooden chapel was built under the oaks near the town walls of Frederica. For the next forty years the island families traveled up or down Frederica Road every Sunday to worship at Christ Church.
 
Also see . . .
Christ Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Christ Episcopal Church

1. Glynn County History. Christ Church (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Christ Episcopal Church. Founded in 1808, the Christ Church Parish is the second oldest in Georgia and serves as a memorial to the early labors of John and Charles Wesley. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Christ Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 26, 2012
5. Christ Episcopal Church and Marker
 
 
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