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Christ Church

The Mother Church of Georgia

This Episcopal church was the first house of worship
established with the founding of Georgia in 1733. Early rectors
included the Rev. John Wesley (1736-37), who began the
earliest form of Sunday school and published the first English
hymnal in the colonies, and the Rev. George Whitefield (1738-
40), founder of Bethesda Orphanage. The cornerstone for the
first building on this site was laid in 1744. James Hamilton
Couper designed the current and third structure in 1838. The
1819 Revere and Son bell continues in use today. One of many
prominent members was Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the
Girl Scouts of America.

Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and Christ Church.

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