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

The Town of Ebenezer

 
 
The Town of Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. The Town of Ebenezer Marker
Inscription.  Ebenezer was laid off in 1736, after the plan of Savannah, covering an area of a quarter of a mile square. Besides the homes, the plan included a church, parsonage, an academy, orphan house, public storehouse and market places.

A thriving town at the beginning of the Revolution, Ebenezer was fortified by the Continentals in 1776. On January 2, 1779, it was captured by Colonel Archibald Campbell, and occupied by the British until early in 1782. During this time the people of Ebenezer were exposed to every hardship. The town was again fortified by earthworks, its handsome brick Jerusalem Church was used first as a hospital for sick and wounded soldiers, later as a stable for cavalry horses. Ebenezer became a thoroughfare for British troops passing from Augusta to Savannah.

On the first Tuesday in July, 1782, as the town was once more in the hands of the Continentals and the headquarters of General Anthony Wayne, the Georgia legislature assembled there, and Ebenezer became for a short time the actual Capital of Georgia. February 16, 1796, Ebenezer was made the County Seat of Effingham, and so served until 1799, when the Courts
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were removed to Springfield.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1938.
 
Location. 32° 22.575′ N, 81° 10.878′ W. Marker is in Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (County Route 275), on the right when traveling north. Located on the grounds of Ebenezer Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2966 Ebenezer Road, Rincon GA 31326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adam Treutlen (a few steps from this marker); Silk Culture at Ebenezer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerusalem Church Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Salzburgers (approx. ¼ mile away); Old River Road (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rincon.
 
Also see . . .  Ebenezer, Georgia. After the British Invasion
The Town of Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. The Town of Ebenezer Marker
of 1778, the town became mostly ruins. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
The Town of Ebenezer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Town of Ebenezer Marker
The Town of Ebenezer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. The Town of Ebenezer Cemetery
The Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of the only buildings left in Ebenezer. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of the only buildings left in Ebenezer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,636 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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