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

Dr. Lyman Hall

 
 
Dr. Lyman Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Dr. Lyman Hall Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Lyman Hall was a Georgia signer of The Declaration Of Independence. He represented Saint John's Parish in the Continental Congress, and was a delegate from Georgia to the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.

He was a founder of Sunbury and as Governor of Georgia (1783-1784) he gave strong support to education and religion. He was instrumental in obtaining the grant of land which led to the establishment of the University of Georgia.

Born in Wallingford, Connecticut, April 12, 1724, Dr. Hall moved to Saint John's Parish where he purchased the plantation now known as Hall's Knoll. He became a leading physician, planter, patriot, and was active in mercantile and shipping circles in Sunbury.

Dr. Hall died in 1790 and was buried on his plantation at Shell Bluff Landing in Burke County. In 1848, his remains were re-interred in Augusta, beneath the granite obelisk, 'The Signers' Monument.'
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
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Colonial EraEducationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1776.
 
Location. 31° 48.334′ N, 81° 25.823′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Rd, on the left when traveling south on Ocean Highway. Marker is located at Midway Church. 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. Midway Church (a few steps from this marker); Edward Ball (a few steps from this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (a few steps from this marker);
Dr. Lyman Hall image. Click for full size.
2. Dr. Lyman Hall
Button Gwinnett (a few steps from this marker); Nathan Brownson (a few steps from this marker); Road to Sunbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sunbury Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Regarding Dr. Lyman Hall. Though Georgia was not initially represented in the First Continental Congress, through Hall's influence, the parish was persuaded to send a delegate -- Hall himself -- to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Second Continental Congress. He was admitted to a seat in Congress in 1775, a seat that he held until 1780. He was one of the three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. (Wikipedia)
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com. Dr. Lyman Hall - Georgia Signer of the Declaration of Independence (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Dr. Lyman Hall Marker, shares location with Nathan Brownson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Dr. Lyman Hall Marker, shares location with Nathan Brownson Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,734 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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