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The Wesley Oak

 
 
The Wesley Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. The Wesley Oak Marker
Inscription. Not far from this spot stood the "great tree" under which Charles Wesley had prayers and preached, March 14, 1736, the first Sunday after his arrival. There were about twenty people present, among whom was Mr. Oglethorpe. A year later, Georgia Whitfield, appointed by the Bishop of London to serve as Deacon at Savannah and Frederica, wrote in his Journal (August 8, 1737): "In the evening we had publick Prayers, and expounding of the second Lesson under a large tree, and many more present than could be expected."

A wooden Cross made from a tree long designated as the Wesley Oak hangs on the wall of Christ Church near the pulpit.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-34A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 13.184′ N, 81° 23.202′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Frederica Rd., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. at Christ Episcopal Church, north of Stevens Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Cemetery (a few steps from this
The Wesley Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
2. The Wesley Oak Marker
marker); Christ Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverends John & Charles Wesley / Wesley Memorial Garden (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Gully Hole Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Simons Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgia Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederica - Military Road (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New York Times , excerpt January 16, 1921,. Place for Wesley Oak Also Sought In Forestry Hall of Fame. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends ... By Lucian Lamar Knight, Pages 66-68. The Wesley Oak (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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The Wesley Oak Marker, looking South along Frederica Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
3. The Wesley Oak Marker, looking South along Frederica Rd
The Wesley Oak Marker, looking north along Frederica Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. The Wesley Oak Marker, looking north along Frederica Rd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,299 times since then and 180 times this year. Last updated on October 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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