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

Christ Church

The Mother Church of Georgia

 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
1. Christ Church Marker
Inscription. This Episcopal Church was the first house of worship established with the founding of Georgia in 1733. Early rectors included the Rev. John Wesley (1736-37), who began the earliest form of Sunday school and published the first English hymnal in the colonies, and the Rev. George Whitefield (1738-40), founder of Bethesda Orphanage. The cornerstone for the first building on this site was laid in 1744. James Hamilton Couper designed the current and third structure in 1838. The 1819 Revere & Son bell continues in use today. One of many prominent members was Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society and Christ Church. (Marker Number 25-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.783′ N, 81° 5.471′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is across from Christ Church in Savannah's Johnson Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Herndon Mercer 1909 - 1976
Christ Church, The Mother Church of Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Christ Church, The Mother Church of Georgia Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (a few steps from this marker); The Public Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathanael Greene Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); City Plan of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Johnson Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia. The history of the church on it's official website. (Submitted on February 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
Christ Church at Johnson Square, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Christ Church at Johnson Square, Savannah
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
4. Christ Church
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,2-2
Plaque at left door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Plaque at left door
The Bell in Christ Church located in N.E. tower was built by Paul Revere & son in 1819 - weight 1969 lbs.
The living to the church I call
and to the grave I summon all
Plaque at center door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
6. Plaque at center door
To the glory of God in the memory of John Wesley priest of the Church of England. Minister to Savannah 1736 -1737. Founder of the Sunday-School of this church.
Erected by the Diocese of Georgia
Plaque at right door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
7. Plaque at right door
To the glory of God in memory of George Whitefield priest of the Church of England, Minister to Savannah 1738-1741, founder of Bethesda Orphan Home
Erected by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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