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This Day in Georgia History

February 05, 1736

Wesleys Arrived in Georgia

After having sailed from England on Dec. 10, 1735, James Oglethorpe, John and Charles Wesley, and 254 new Georgia colonists – including a number of Moravians and Salzburgers – arrived at Savannah. While John Wesley would stay behind to minister to the Savannah colonists, the others would sail south to St. Simons Island to begin the Frederica settlement.

To view an image of John Wesley, see the Digital Library of Georgia.