The Wesley Oak

The Wesley Oak (HM7ZO)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.184', W 81° 23.202'

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Not far from this spot stood the "great tree" under which Charles Wesley had prayers and preached, March 14, 1736, the first Sunday after his arrival. There were about twenty people present, among whom was Mr. Oglethorpe. A year later, Georgia Whitfield, appointed by the Bishop of London to serve as Deacon at Savannah and Frederica, wrote in his Journal (August 8, 1737): "In the evening we had publick Prayers, and expounding of the second Lesson under a large tree, and many more present than could be expected."

A wooden Cross made from a tree long designated as the Wesley Oak hangs on the wall of Christ Church near the pulpit.
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HM NumberHM7ZO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number063-34A
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 463168 N 3454018
Decimal Degrees31.21973333, -81.38670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.184', W 81° 23.202'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 11.04" N, 81° 23' 12.12" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6500 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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