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Glynn County Historical Markers

A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way
  • Location: Epworth By The Sea Methodist Retreat on St. Simons Island

A MAN NAMED WESLEY PASSED THIS WAY

On October 21, 1735, John and Charles Wesley and General James Oglethorpe (founder of the colony of Georgia) and eighty-four other passengers sailed from England on the ship “The Simmonds”. After a hundred and fourteen days they sailed into the Savannah River (February 14, 1736). In March of 1736, Charles Wesley accompanied General Oglethorpe to Fort Frederica; soon after John Wesley joined his brother Charles, Benjamin Ingham and Charles DeLamotte, two other members of the “Holy Club”, also lived and labored on this island. No other place in America has been the scene of the labors of so many who by heroic endeavor created the Methodist Church which today numbers many millions.

HERE WE HAVE BUILT A MEMORIAL