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

Sunbury and Fort Morris

—11 mi.→

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 47.962′ N, 81° 25.971′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at 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.
 
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
Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
2. Sunbury and Fort Morris Marker
Intersection US 17 and US 84 in Midway
(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); Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Lyman Hall (approx. half a mile away); Midway Church (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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 33 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the site of Sunbury Academy. • Can you help?
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