Scenic USA - Georgia
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Christ Church Frederica
|Photos by Holly and John Patrick
Mimicking Georgia’s Coastal Plains Region landscape, a chain of barrier islands separate the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland. James Oglethorpe and a small band of English settlers arrived on St. Simons Island in 1736, establishing a new colony. Some of the first church services there were held under the limbs of a huge oak tree. Considered as the founding fathers of Methodism, John and Charles Wesley included area natives in their services. Church services continued in their homes for decades, until the first church building was constructed in 1808. Sadly, the building was thoroughly damaged during the Civil War.
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