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

The Salzburgers

 
 
Salzburgers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2008
1. Salzburgers Monument
German-speaking Protestant colonists







Inscription.  

[Marker's East face]:
To the Memory of the
Salzburgers
and
their faithful pastors.
Rev. John Martin Bolzius
and
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]:
In Memory of
Rev. Herman H. Lembke
and
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 22.406′ N, 81° 10.984′ 
Salzburgers Monument East Face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2008
2. Salzburgers Monument East Face
W. Marker is in Ebenezer, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (Georgia Route 275), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 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. ¼ mile away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. ¼ mile 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,
Salzburgers Monument West face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Salzburgers Monument West face
sawed apart, 1 murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated -11:38 -(the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Salzburger Monument in Savannah, Georgia
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Salzburgers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Salzburgers Monument
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Salzburgers Monument
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Salzburgers Monument
In Memory of John Ulrich Neidinger and Wife Members of Original Salzburger Settlement In Effington County 1734 And Their Descendants
Church (door) edifice as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Church (door) edifice as mentioned
Doorway, edifice detail image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Doorway, edifice detail
Clock is dated 1769
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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