Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.) charter
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Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.) charter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.) charter
Dates: 1790
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1697

Biographical/Historical Note

Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia, was founded in 1733 by Henry Herbert. Christ Church was the first Anglican parish in Georgia. John Wesley served as the third rector of the parish, from 1736-1737. George Whitefield succeeded Wesley. The church received its charter on December 23, 1789, which was finalized by Edward Telfair on March 3, 1790.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the original charter of Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia, dated March 3, 1790 and signed by William Telfair.

The microfilm, X-1600-01, is located on the same roll as X-1610-01. The charter was microfilmed by the Georgia State Archives in 1958.

Index Terms

Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.)

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.) charter, MS 1697, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1697-01. Christ Church application for charter, 1794
Located on the same roll as X-1610-01.