Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The academic program ceased in 1940, with the construction of a consolidated public school for black youth at Riceboro. All academic equipment plus $8,000 were transferrred toward that consolidation. Since, the facilities have served the community under the title Dorchester Cooperative Center, Inc. AMA continues financial support.
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 089-26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these African Americans • Education • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 31° 48.09′ N, 81° 27.898′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (here, next to this marker); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (a few steps from this marker); The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (within shouting Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.