Old Ebenezer

Old Ebenezer (HM4PU)

Location: Springfield, GA 31329 Effingham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.775', W 81° 16.064'

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—— .5 mi. →

About .5 miles East on this Road is the site of Old Ebenezer, the first settlement of the Salzburgers in Georgia. They selected this location and named it Ebenezer — the stone of help. General Oglethorpe marked out their town, and soon they erected homes and some public buildings. The settlers remained at this site two years, despite many hardships, including the difficulty in navigation of the stream upon which their town was situated. In February, 1736, the Salzburgers, now 200 in number, asked for and received permission to abandon this site and move to a more desirable location, one now known as New Ebenezer.
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HM NumberHM4PU
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number051-14
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474806 N 3578847
Decimal Degrees32.34625000, -81.26773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.775', W 81° 16.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 46.50" N, 81° 16' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1453-1625 GA-21, Springfield GA 31329, US
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