Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Lyman Hall
He was a founder of Sunbury and as Governor of Georgia (1783-1784) he gave strong support to education and religion. He was instrumental in obtaining the grant of land which led to the establishment of the University of Georgia.
Born in Wallingford, Connecticut, April 12, 1724, Dr. Hall moved to Saint John's Parish where he purchased the plantation now known as Hall's Knoll. He became a leading physician, planter, patriot, and was active in mercantile and shipping circles in Sunbury.
Dr. Hall died in 1790 and was buried on his plantation at Shell Bluff Landing in Burke County. In 1848, his remains were re-interred in Augusta, beneath the granite obelisk, 'The Signers' Monument.'
Erected by Daughters of the American Colonists Plaque.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 31° 48.334′ N, 81° 25.823′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County Touch for map. Marker is located at Midway Church. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Midway Church (a few steps from this marker); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett (a few steps from this marker); Nathan Brownson (a few steps from this marker); Road to Sunbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Cemetery (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.
Regarding Dr. Lyman Hall. Though Georgia was not initially represented in the First Continental Congress, through Hall's influence, the parish was persuaded to send a delegate -- Hall himself -- to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Second Continental Congress. He was admitted to a seat in Congress in 1775, a seat that he held until 1780. He was one of the three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. (Wikipedia)
Also see . . . Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Government • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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