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

Midway Museum

 
 
Midway Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Midway Museum Marker
Inscription. Established by South Carolina Calvinists of English and Scottish extraction in 1752, the small settlement of Midway became `the cradle of the Revolutionary spirit in Georgia`. Two of Georgia`s three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett, were sons of Midway, as were four Revolutionary Governors of the young state.

Exhibits, documents and furnishings housed in the Midway Museum commemorate and reanimate the love of liberty which distinguished the Midway Society from the Colonial period through its last meeting in December 1865.

Built in 1957, the Museum is owned and administered by the Midway Museum, Inc., organized by the Saint Johnís Parish Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and by the Liberty County Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1990 by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists Georgia State Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 31° 48.414′ N, 81° 25.836′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling north on
Midway Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Midway Museum Marker
Ocean Highway. Touch for map. 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. In Memory of Button Gwinnett and Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. Mr. John Osgood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General James Screven (about 400 feet away); Midway Cemetery (about 400 feet away); James Screven and Daniel Stewart (about 400 feet away); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (about 500 feet away); Midway Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Also see . . .  The Midway Museum & Midway Church. The Midway Museum, a raised cottage style house typical of those built on the coast in the 18th century, features exhibits, documents, and furnishings commemorating 18th and early 19th century life. The museum house was specifically designed to show a typical plantation house, modeled after the houses that once stood in Midway near the church. (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Midway Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
3. Midway Museum
Midway Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. Midway Museum Marker
Looking north along US-17.
Midway Museum image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
5. Midway Museum
Colonial Midway Museum image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
6. Colonial Midway Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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