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Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Wesley Landing Site

 
 
Wesley Landing Site Marker <i>(upper inscription) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 27, 2008
1. Wesley Landing Site Marker (upper inscription)



Inscription. (upper inscription):
John Wesley
landed in America
on this island.
February 6, 1736

(lower inscription):
From
the Journal of John Wesley
"Fri,6,- About eight in the morning I first set my foot on American ground. It was a small uninhabited island,... over against Tybee, called by the English Peeper Island. Mr. Oglethrope led us through the moorish land on the shore to a rising ground,... we chose an open place surrounded with Myrtles, Bays, and Cedars, which sheltered us both from sun and wind, and called our little flock together to prayers."

(inscription on base):
Erected in 1950 by
The Georgia Society of Colonial Dames
To Commemorate
John Wesley's Association with the Colony of Georgia

 
Erected 1950 by The Georgia Society of Colonial Dames.
 
Location. 32° 1.767′ N, 80° 53.522′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Touch for map. Located about 300 yds north and 100 yds east from the closest parking lot at the Fort Pulaski Visitor Center. The marker is along a path nestled with Myrtles, Bays, and Cedars. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Wesley Landing Site Marker <i>(lower inscription)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 27, 2008
2. John Wesley Landing Site Marker (lower inscription)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Hambright (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Changing Landscape (about 400 feet away); John Wesley (1703-1791) (about 600 feet away); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (about 700 feet away); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (about 700 feet away); Immortal Six Hundred (about 700 feet away); The Waving Girl (about 800 feet away); Cisterns of the Construction Village (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Regarding John Wesley Landing Site. This and a nearby historical marker identify where the founder of Methodism first visited Georgia, and the Americas.
 
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John Wesley Landing Site Marker </b>(base) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. John Wesley Landing Site Marker (base)
John Wesley Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 27, 2008
4. John Wesley Landing Site Marker
with Myrtles, Bays, and Cedars
John Wesley Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. John Wesley Landing Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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