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

Sunbury and Fort Morris

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Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
1. Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker
Inscription.  he old town of Sunbury, 11 miles East on this road, was a leading port, said to rival Savannah in commercial importance. It was the first Seat of Justice of Liberty County. Sunbury Academy, established in 1788, was in its time the most famous School in South Georgia. the Rev. Dr. William McWhir, friend of Georgia Washington, was Principal of the Academy for 30 years.

Fort Morris, about 350 yards south of Sunbury was an important post during the Revolution. It was here that Col. John McIntosh sent his famous reply, `Come and take it,’ to the British order to surrender the fort.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducationForts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
Location. 31° 47.962′ N, 81° 25.971′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at
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the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84), 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. Savannah-New Inverness Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Button Gwinnett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathan Brownson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigadier General Daniel Stewart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Ball (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Lyman Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. the relationship, markers shown.
 
Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker
Intersection US 17 and US 84 in Midway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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