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Rincon in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church

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Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church Marker
Inscription. Built in 1767- 69 by Lutheran Protestants who came to Georgia in 1734 after being exiled from Catholic Salzburg in Europe, the church is officially name Jerusalem Church. It stands on the site of a wooden building probably erected soon after the congregation moved from Old Ebenezer to New Ebenezer in 1738. During the Revolution the British used the Church as a hospital and stable and the metal swan on the belfry still bears a bullet hole. Though the town of Ebenezer no longer exists the Church has an active congregation of about 450 members.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.137′ N, 81° 15.437′ W. Marker is in Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Ga 21 and Ga 275, on the right when traveling west on Ga 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Ebenezer (approx. one mile away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Marker at Ga 21 between Rincon and Springfield at Ga 275 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marker at Ga 21 between Rincon and Springfield at Ga 275
Effingham County Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 3 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 3.7 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Effingham County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Effingham County (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Salzburgers (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jerusalem Lutheran Church. The first Sunday School in Georgia was held in 1734 (Submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Georgia Salzburger Society - Jerusalem Church History. "The old red brick church building at Ebenezer is the only structure that remains of the early colonial town." (Submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church
Notice the swan, copied from the coat-of-arms of Martin Luther, topping the belfry tower.
Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church
John Adam Treutlen Marker at right, and Town of Ebenezer with Silk Culture Markers at Left
Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 26, 2008
5. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church
Ebenezer Cemetery nearby image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Ebenezer Cemetery nearby
Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church , Vane with the bullet hole, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church , Vane with the bullet hole, as mentioned
Swan with the mentioned bullet hole image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Swan with the mentioned bullet hole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,483 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on December 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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