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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Wesley, 1703- 1791

 
 
John Wesley, 1703- 1791 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 16, 2008
1. John Wesley, 1703- 1791 Marker
Inscription.
Founder of Methodism

On the "trust lot" south of President Street and immediately west of this square stood in 1736- 37 the parsonage in which John Wesley resided. In the adjoining garden he read, prayed and meditated. Weekly meetings of members of his Christ Church congregation were held in the small wooden dwelling. According to Wesley, "The first rise of Methodism was in 1729 when four of us met together at Oxford. The second was at Savannah in 1736 when twenty or thirty persons met at my house."

The monument here was dedicated in 1969. Wesley is depicted at the period of his Georgia ministry, wearing his Church of England vestments. The sculptor, Marshall Daugherty, says of this rendering: "The moment is as he looks up from his Bible toward his congregation about to speak and stretching out his right hand in love, invitation, and exhortation. In contrast, the hand holding the Bible is intense and powerful - the point of contact with the Almighty."
 
Erected 1969 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.752′ N, 81° 5.334′ W. Marker
JOHN WESLEY, 1703- 1791 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. JOHN WESLEY, 1703- 1791 Marker
is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Abercorn Street and St. Julian Street. Click for map. Located in Reynolds Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Italians in Georgia's Genesis (here, next to this marker); Site Of Filature (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Parish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oliver Sturges House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, see previous markers
 
Also see . . .  Brycchan Carey 2002 article. John Wesley Biography (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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John Wesley Statue...1703-1791 Founder Methodism Minister of the Church of England image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. John Wesley Statue...1703-1791 Founder Methodism Minister of the Church of England
" Wesley Lived, Loved, and Labored here, as God led him toward higher dedication and a larger Ministry" and " While we live, let us live in earnest ",+ " I look upon all the world as my perish. ",+ " The best of all is , God is with us. " + " My hearts desire for this place is not that it be a famous or a rich, but that it may be a religious colony and the I am sure it cannot fail of the blessing of God " Erected by the Methodists of Georgia and Citizens of Savannah in 1969
John Wesley, 1703- 1791 Marker, at Reynold's Square, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. John Wesley, 1703- 1791 Marker, at Reynold's Square, Savannah
John Wesley Marker, and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. John Wesley Marker, and Statue
 
 
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