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Creation Date

7-5-2009

Building Name

Darien United Methodist Church

Description

1836 Methodists at Darien, Darien, GA.

This is located at the Darien United Methodist Church, on Vernon Square, Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia.

The marker reads as :

1836 METHODISTS AT DARIEN

John Wesley, founder of Methodism, spent January 2 & 3, 1737, among the Scots in Darien, where he first prayed extempore.

In 1836 after many efforts, circuit riders aided by layman F.R. Shackelford organized a Society. On November 29, 1841, the cornerstone was laid for Darien Methodist Church on Vernon Square. This church, set afire twice by Federal troops in 1863, did not burn and became the rallying site for the rebuilding of Darien. Destroyed in 1881 by a hurricane, it was replaced in 1883 by the present sanctuary. The Women’s Society, begun in 1878, raised funds for rebuilding.

[NO. 17 SOUTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE, THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1992]

Latitude, Longitude

31.36817222, -81.43241111

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; 1836 Methodist of Darien Marker; Historical markers; Darien United Methodist Church; Vernon Square; McIntosh County (Ga.); Darien (Ga.); Historical markers -- Georgia -- Darien.

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