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

Old Sunbury Road

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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription.  The highway entering here is the Sunbury Road which once served as an arterial vehicular route from the interior of Georgia to the town of Sunbury, a former leading port and educational center, located 11 miles to the eastward on the Midway River. The stretch from this area to Sunbury was opened about 1760. In the early 1790`s the thoroughfare was extended to Greensboro via Swainsboro and Sparta. the old was was noted for its elevated course and few stream crossings. The route declined in importance when Sunbury lost commercial significance.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 31° 48.325′ N, 81° 25.844′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Road, on the
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right when traveling south 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. Savannah-New Inverness Road (a few steps from this marker); Edward Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Brownson (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Old Sunbury Road Marker, at Midway Church, and Martin Rd. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker, at Midway Church, and Martin Rd.
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
3. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking south along US-17.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,329 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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