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

Nathan Brownson

 
 
Nathan Brownson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Nathan Brownson Marker
Inscription.  
Georgia Colonial governor, trustee of the proposed University of Georgia, physician, Nathan Brownson became governor of Georgia in 1781, serving until Jan. 1782. Prior to this time Brownson served as a member of the Provencial Congress which met in Savannah July 4, 1775. He was, also, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1776-1778 and was surgeon to a Georgia brigade.

Born in Connecticut in 1742, a graduate of Yale College, Brownson studied medicine and practiced that profession in his home state, moving to St. John`s Parish (now Liberty County), Georgia in 1764. Active in the cause of liberty, Brownson became one of the leaders in the revolutionary cause. He was one of the delegates to the state convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in Augusta on 31 December 1787.

Nathan Brownson died in Liberty County October 18, 1796, being best remembered as governor and as one of the founders of the University of Georgia.
 
Erected 1992 by The Georgia State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
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Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1865.
 
Location. 31° 48.324′ N, 81° 25.822′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. 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. Button Gwinnett (here, next to this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (a few steps from this marker); Edward Ball (a few steps from this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Sunbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sunbury Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah-New Inverness Road (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Also see . . .  Nathan Brownson (1742-1796). New
Nathan Brownson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Nathan Brownson Marker
Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Nathan Brownson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By New Georgia Encyclopedia
3. Nathan Brownson
Nathan Brownson Marker shares location with Dr. Lyman Hall marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. Nathan Brownson Marker shares location with Dr. Lyman Hall marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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