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George Whitefield

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
1. George Whitefield Marker
Inscription. George Whitefield (1714-70) was a noted evangelist, born in Gloucester, England. He met John and Charles Wesley at Oxford and with them formed the Holy Club. Ordained deacon in 1736, he followed the Wesleys to Georgia in 1738 and founded Bethesda Orphanage (oldest in American) at Savannah (1740).

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

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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
2. George Whitefield Marker
North Thornton Avenue (US Highway 41) is in the background.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tristam Dalton (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph E. Johnston Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Huff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blunt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); African-American Soldiers in Combat (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
 
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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George Whitefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
3. George Whitefield Marker
Looking south on Thornton Avenue (US Highway 41) toward the Blunt House, one of the earliest houses in Dalton.
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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
4. George Whitefield Marker
Looking north on Thornton Avenue, toward the area where General Sherman's Campaign for Atlanta began.
George Whitefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
5. George Whitefield Marker
Looking north at the marker, standing at the edge of the Whitfield County Courthouse.
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Wikipedia
6. George Whitefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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