Historic Markers Across Georgia

John Wesley landed in America

Marker ID: GSCD 
Location: at Fort Pulaski NM located on Cockspur Island and the end of Fort Pulaski Rd, north of US 80, Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 01.769    W 080° 53.522
  32.02948333    -80.89203333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6T0J
John Wesley landed in America Marker
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John Wesley landed in America on this island February 6, 1736
From the Journal of John Wesley
Fri, 6-About eight in the morning I first set my foot on American ground it was a small uninhabited island,¨.over against Tybee, called by the English Peeper Island/ Mr. Oglethorpe led us through the moorish land on the shore to a rising ground¨.we chose an open place surrounded with Myrtles, Bays, and Cedars, which sheltered us both from the sun and wind, and called our little flock together to prayers.
Erected in 1950 by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America to commemorate John Wesley´s association with the Colony of Georgia

John Wesley Memorial
John Wesley landed in America
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