Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s
—Museum Of African American History —
In 1878, the old one-room schoolhouse was rebuilt as a two-room school. It opened as Dorchester Academy in 1879. Expansion rapidly continued and by 1896, the thirty-acre campus included the school building, teacher's home, girls' and boys' dormitories, dining hall, kitchen, laundry and industrial buildings. In 1896, Sarah Morrison and Frank C. Daniels were the first graduates of Dorchester Academy. They were also the first high school graduates in all of Liberty County.
Lower middle picture: Floyd Snelson
Upper right picture: Principal J. Stevens and the 1907 Dorchester Academy Staff
Middle right picture: Boys Dormitory circa 1900
Lower right picture : Water Tanks built 1890-93 Held the water supply for the campus circa 2004
Erected 2004 by City of Flemington.
Location. 31° 48.076′ N, 81° 27.895′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker can be reached from 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road. 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. Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (a few steps from this marker); Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (within shouting distance of this marker); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (within The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
More about this marker. Upper right hand corner label reads:
This sign was made possible through the financial support of the City of Flemington with great places to "stay" in Liberty County.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then. Last updated on October 22, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on July 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.