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

Riceborough

 
 
Riceborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Riceborough Marker
Inscription. Near the old North Newport Bridge, a short distance East of here, the Court House Square for Liberty County was laid out by Act of February 1, 1797. Riceborough was then the Seat of justice for Liberty County, and a Court House and Public Buildings were erected here on land given by Matthew McAllister, Esq. Thomas Stevens, Daniel Stewart, Joel Walker and henry Wood were named Commissioners.

Riceborough was for many years an important port for the shipping of rice and other agricultural products from this area.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 44.709′ N, 81° 26.394′ W. Marker is in Riceboro, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Walthorville-Riceboro Road (State Highway 119), on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First African Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lambert Plantation
Riceborough Marker, along US 17, looking northward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Riceborough Marker, along US 17, looking northward
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); General James Screven (approx. 2.9 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sunbury and Fort Morris (approx. 3.8 miles away); Simon Munro (approx. 3.9 miles away); Woodmanston Plantation (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riceboro.
 
Also see . . .  City of Riceboro - Liberty County. Liberty County was created in 1777 from the colonial parishes of St. Andrews, St. James, and St. John. The land that made up these parishes was originally held by the Creek Indians. The county's name honors Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett of Midway, who were Georgia's first delegates to the Continental Congress and signers of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on July 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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