Sunbury in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Dead Town Of Sunbury
The Growth of a Town
Sunbury started as a seaport for the settlement of Medway, which lay 10 miles inland, and for surrounding farms and plantations in the parish. As migration to the town increased, Sunbury's port rivaled Savannah's trade market and became the second - largest shipping port in colonial Georgia. In fact, Sunbury was the second - largest town in Georgia just before the Revolution, with a population off approximately 1,000.
The Beginning of the End
The Revolutionary War ruined the prosperous town of Sunbury. By 1778, the British occupied much of coastal Georgia, including Savannah, but not Sunbury. The colonial forces fought
Location. 31° 46.227′ N, 81° 16.831′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Brigantine Dunsmore Road near Fort Morris Road. Touch for map. Located in small park at the intersection of the roads. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint John's Lodge Number Six (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbury (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Sunbury Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunbury Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Sunbury Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Famous Sunbury "Masonic" Oak Fort Morris (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel's Island (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Also see . . . Coastal Georgia. old Sunbury was once a great seaport (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,072 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.