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

Simon Munro

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Simon Munro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
1. Simon Munro Marker
Inscription. In the family cemetery on this plantation, Westfield, Simon Munro, donor of the silver communion service used for many years in old Midway Congregational church, is buried. Early in the Revolutionary War, Simon Munro, a resident of St. John`s Parish, was banished from the State of Georgia, and forbidden to set foot within its border, becasue of his Tory activities. After repeated petitions from his friends and neighbors, the banishment was lifted and he was allowed to return to his home and family
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 43.418′ N, 81° 30.034′ W. Marker is in Riceboro, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandy Run Road and Shell Road, on the left when traveling west on Sandy Run Road. Click for map. Marker is located 5.6 miles west of US 17. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Woodmanston Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles
Simon Munro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
2. Simon Munro Marker
away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Riceborough (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lambert Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 5.3 miles away); New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940 (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riceboro.
 
Regarding Simon Munro. After several trips up and down Shell Road,and Sandy Run Road, no evidence of a plantation or cemetery could be seen from road, as of July 2008.
 
Also see . . .  The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia by Allen Daniel Candler. Page 615 details the State Legislature's Act reversing the conviction of Munro for treason. (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Simon Munro Marker along Sandy Run Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
3. Simon Munro Marker along Sandy Run Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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