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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Methodists at Darien

1836

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Methodists at Darien Marker
Inscription. John Wesley, founder of Methodism, spent January 2 & 3, 1737, among the Scots in Darien, where he first prayed extempore. In 1836 after many efforts, circuit riders aided by layman F. R. Shackelford organized a Society. On November 29, 1841, the cornerstone was laid for Darien Methodist Church on Vernon Square. This church, set afire twice by Federal troops in 1863, did not burn and became the rallying site for the rebuilding of Darien. Destroyed in 1881 by a hurricane, it was replaced in 1883 by the present sanctuary. The Women`s Society, begun in 1878, raised funds for rebuilding.
 
Erected 1992 by South Georgia Conference, The United Methodist Church. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 31° 22.131′ N, 81° 26.021′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Washington Street near Vernon Square, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burning of Darien ( within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon Square ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oglethorpe Oak ( about 400 feet away); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Methodists at Darien Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Methodists at Darien Marker
( about 400 feet away); Site of Bank of Darien ( about 500 feet away); McIntosh County ( about 500 feet away); Fort King George ( about 500 feet away); Darien ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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