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

Dorchester Village

 
 
Dorchester Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Dorchester Village Marker
Inscription. The village of Dorchester was settled in 1843, by families from Midway and Sunbury. It was named for the Dorchesters in England, Massachusetts and South Carolina, ancestral homes of the Midway people.

Among the early settlers of the village were: Captain Abiel Winn, Captain Cyrus Mallard, Dr. Edward J. Delegal, B.S. Busbee, W.S. Baker, Dr. Benjamin King, William Thompson, John L. Mallard, Thomas Mallard, Benjamin Allen, Dr. Troup Maxwell, William Stevens, Henry Jones and Dr. Raymond Harris.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 89-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.754′ N, 81° 21.152′ W. Marker is in Dorchester, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonels Island Road (Georgia Route 38) and Brigdon Road, on the right when traveling east on Colonels Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorchester Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sunbury Cemetery
Dorchester Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Dorchester Village Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Sunbury Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fort Morris (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Famous Sunbury "Masonic" Oak (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sunbury (approx. 4.3 miles away); Saint John's Lodge Number Six (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
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Dorchester Village Marker looking South on  Brigdon Rd, at Colonels Island Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
3. Dorchester Village Marker looking South on Brigdon Rd, at Colonels Island Rd
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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