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

Riceborough

 
 
Riceborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Riceborough Marker
Inscription.  Near the old North Newport Bridge, a short distance East of here, the Court House Square for Liberty County was laid out by Act of February 1, 1797. Riceborough was then the Seat of justice for Liberty County, and a Court House and Public Buildings were erected here on land given by Matthew McAllister, Esq. Thomas Stevens, Daniel Stewart, Joel Walker and henry Wood were named Commissioners.

Riceborough was for many years an important port for the shipping of rice and other agricultural products from this area.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1701.
 
Location. 31° 44.709′ N, 81° 26.394′ W. Marker is in Riceboro, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Walthorville-Riceboro Road (State Highway 119), on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Lest We Forget" (approx. 1.3 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lambert Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); General James Screven (approx. 2.9 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sunbury and Fort Morris (approx. 3.8 miles away); Simon Munro (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riceboro.
 
Riceborough Marker, along US 17, looking northward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Riceborough Marker, along US 17, looking northward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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