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.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
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 distance of this marker); 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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Categories. African Americans • Education • Notable Places •
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