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Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Savannah-New Inverness Road

1736

 
 
Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
1. Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker
Inscription. This highway follows an old colonial road constructed in 1736 as a measure of defense against the Spanish and Spanish Indians by connecting the fighting Scotch Highlanders at New Inverness (now Darien) with Savannah. It was surveyed and cleared by soldiers and Indians furnished by Tomo-chi-chi under the direction of Capt. Hugh MacKay by order of Gen. James Oglethorpe. The road was traveled by such famous Georgians as Button Gwinnett, Dr. Lyman Hall, and John and Joseph LeConte.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration Marker. (Marker Number 17 C-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 31° 48.318′ N, 81° 25.846′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway. Click for map. Opposite Midway Church. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Sunbury Road (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker);
Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker
Nathan Brownson (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Daniel Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Midway.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
3. Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker
Looking south along US-17.
Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. Savannah-New Inverness Road Marker
Looking north on US-17 toward Midway Church and the Martin Road (Old Sunbury Rd) intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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