John Wesley, 1703- 1791

John Wesley, 1703- 1791 (HM2Z1)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.752', W 81° 5.334'

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Founder of Methodism

On the "trust lot" south of President Street and immediately west of this square stood in 1736- 37 the parsonage in which John Wesley resided. In the adjoining garden he read, prayed and meditated. Weekly meetings of members of his Christ Church congregation were held in the small wooden dwelling. According to Wesley, "The first rise of Methodism was in 1729 when four of us met together at Oxford. The second was at Savannah in 1736 when twenty or thirty persons met at my house."

The monument here was dedicated in 1969. Wesley is depicted at the period of his Georgia ministry, wearing his Church of England vestments. The sculptor, Marshall Daugherty, says of this rendering: "The moment is as he looks up from his Bible toward his congregation about to speak and stretching out his right hand in love, invitation, and exhortation. In contrast, the hand holding the Bible is intense and powerful - the point of contact with the Almighty."
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HM NumberHM2Z1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-88
Year Placed1969
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491610 N 3549217
Decimal Degrees32.07920000, -81.08890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.752', W 81° 5.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 45.12" N, 81° 5' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 E Saint Julian Street, Savannah GA 31401, US
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