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Tybee Island 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, January 2008
1. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker
Inscription.  On February 6, 1736, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, landed at Peeper (now Cockspur) Island near here and there preached to his fellow voyagers his first sermon on American soil. A monument has been erected on Cockspur Island to commemorate the event.

Sent to Georgia by the Trustees as missionary, Wesley was the third minister of the Established Church in the colony. He preached in the scattered settlements of Georgia, journeying thither by boat and over Indian trails. Wesley returned to England in 1737 after differences with his parishioners. "I shook off the dust of my feet and left Georgia," he wrote, "having preached the Gospel there (not as I ought, but as I was able) one year and nearly nine months."
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 6, 1736.
 
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John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker
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1.666′ N, 80° 53.553′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Located at the Parking lot for Fort Pulaski Visitor Center, via Islands Expressway (U.S. 80). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cockspur Island Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); A Bustling Village (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waving Girl (within shouting distance of this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Emancipation: (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheltering Crown (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Regarding John Wesley. Founder of Methodism visited Georgia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for John Wesley. Methodists, under Wesley's direction, became leaders in many social justice issues of the day including prison reform and abolitionism movements. (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. William Carey University biography on John Wesley. ...born into an Anglican home in Epworth, England (Submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
John Wesley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
3. John Wesley Marker
 
 
John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker
John Wesley Landing Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 1, 2008
5. John Wesley Landing Site Monument
John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker-Surrounding Area image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 22, 2008
6. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker-Surrounding Area
This is a picture from the top of Fort Pulaski. To the right is the parking lot and the John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker.
John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 22, 2008
7. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker
This is a cropped image of the surrounding area. The marker is visible just on the other side of the parking lot in the grass.
John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker near the Fort Pukaski parking lot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
8. John Wesley (1703-1791) Marker near the Fort Pukaski parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on November 23, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   8. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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