Wesley, Georgia

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Wesley is an unincorporated community in Emanuel County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Wesley was established in 1912, and remained in operation until 1950.[2] The community was named after John Wesley (1703–1791), the Anglican cleric and theologian, and founder of Methodism.[3]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Wesley as a town in 1913.[4] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wesley, Georgia
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 250. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ Acts and Resolutons of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. State printer. 1913. p. 1244.