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Springfield in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Ebenezer

— .5 mi. →

 
 
Old Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Old Ebenezer Marker
Inscription. About .5 miles East on this Road is the site of Old Ebenezer, the first settlement of the Salzburgers in Georgia. They selected this location and named it Ebenezer -- the stone of help. General Oglethorpe marked out their town, and soon they erected homes and some public buildings. The settlers remained at this site two years, despite many hardships, including the difficulty in navigation of the stream upon which their town was situated. In February, 1736, the Salzburgers, now 200 in number, asked for and received permission to abandon this site and move to a more desirable location, one now known as New Ebenezer.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.775′ N, 81° 16.064′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on State Highway 21 near Log Landing Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield GA 31329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church (approx. one mile away); Effingham County Methodist Camp Ground
Old Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Old Ebenezer Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Effingham County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Effingham County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bethany (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Salzburger Society - The Salzburgers. In 1731, twenty thousand Protestants were expelled by the Archbishop Firmian of the Province of Salzburg (presently Austria)... (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Old Ebenezer Marker
Old Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hogan, September 6, 2011
4. Old Ebenezer Marker
Current state of marker.
 
 
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