Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected by U.S. Department Of The Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Places.
Location. 31° 48.347′ N, 81° 25.839′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on N .Coastal Hwy (U.S. 17) near Martin Rd, on the right when traveling south. 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. Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. Mr. John Osgood (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); James Screven and Daniel Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sunbury Road (within Brigadier General James Screven (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
Regarding Midway Cemetery. The Town of Midway was named after the Midway River in England
Also see . . . Midway, Georgia. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. The Crack in the Wall
In the Midway cemetery across from the old church while building the brick wall around the cemetery two slaves got into a fight. One killed the other with a brick and then buried him. Later he told his master that the other slave ran away. But the spot in the wall over where the slave was buried cracked. They took that part of the wall apart and found the body then fixed the wall. The wall cracked again and they fixed it after it cracked again and was fixed one more time and after it cracked again. It was decided that it would never be fixed again.
[Source: Wikipedia entry for Midway, Ga.]
2. Midway, Georgia
According to a sign in the cemetery listing 'Famous Facts of the Midway Cemetery', "Midway got its name from being "midway" between Savannah and Darien. There was a big well out near the church and everyone would stop and rest and water their horses and catch up on the latest news before they continued their journey."
— Submitted April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
The only man to commit suicide in Midway Georgia was named Dr. Abner Porter. He was in love with two women. One was beautiful, the other was smart. He couldn't have both so he decided he would kill himself. He severed his femoral artery. It was decided that because he committed suicide he would be buried under the old oak tree to be cursed for what he did.
- Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
— Submitted January 13, 2021.
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