Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Story of the “Bell” at Dorchester Academy
—Museum Of African American History —
The African American members of the Midway Congregational Church broke away to form their own church in 1872 and later build their own church in 1894. It was at their request that Dorchester Academy developed. The American Missionary Association supports both the school and church for a time. This connection is why the church bell was used by Dorchester Academy.
Location. 31° 48.093′ N, 81° 27.866′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway, Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present (a few steps from this marker); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (about 400 feet away); New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940 (about 400 feet away); Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Education •
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