After doctrinal differences with the Wesleys he founded the Calvinistic Methodists.
He made seven trips to America, preaching in Georgia, Pennsylvania and New England. He died while holding a meeting in Newburyport, Mass., and is buried there.
Whitfield County (1851), created from Murray, originally Cherokee county, was named for him.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-28.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 46.317′ N, 84° 58.283′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on North Thornton Avenue (U.S. 41) just north of West Crawford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands at the south edge of the Whitfield County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Dalton GA 30720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Also see . . .
1. George Whitefield - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Biography of George Whitefield. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Bethesda - New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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