St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Christ Episcopal Church
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-33A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 13.203′ N, 81° 23.219′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6329 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wesley Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverends John & Charles Wesley / Wesley Memorial Garden (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Simons Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgia Navy (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Gully Hole Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederica - Military Road (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Regarding Christ Episcopal Church. By 1807, the island's population was sufficient to require a permanent place of worship. Christ Church was established, the second-oldest Episcopal Church in Georgia, and the State legislature granted to it one hundred acres near Frederica. But it was not until 1820 that a simple, little white wooden chapel was built under the oaks near the town walls of Frederica. For the next forty years the island families traveled up or down Frederica Road every Sunday to worship at Christ Church.
Also see . . .
1. Glynn County History. Christ Church (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Christ Episcopal Church. Founded in 1808, the Christ Church Parish is the second oldest in Georgia and serves as a memorial to the early labors of John and Charles Wesley. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Notable Places •
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