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

Sunbury Cemetery

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Sunbury Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery are buried men and women whose lives contributed much to the early history of Georgia.

Among these were the Rev. Wm. McWhir, D.D., and his wife. the Rev. Mr. McWhir was for 30 years the Principal of the famous Sunbury Academy. Born in Ireland, September 9, 1759 he was graduated from Belfast College and was licensed to preach by the presbytery of that City. He died in Georgia, January 30, 1851. Some burials were made in this plot in Colonial and Revolutionary Days, but most of the markers had been destroyed before the 1870s.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.182′ N, 81° 17.034′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Dutchmans Cove Road. Touch for map. Left 0.2 mile from fork at Sunbury; Marker at the Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Sunbury Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The Old Sunbury Road
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Sunbury Cemetery Marker
( Original Fence ) " Erected by Georgia State Society Daughters Of The American Colonists Dedicated March 9, 1980 Mrs. J.L.R. Boyd, Regent "
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunbury (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John's Lodge Number Six (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dead Town Of Sunbury (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Famous Sunbury "Masonic" Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Morris (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dorchester Village (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
Regarding Sunbury Cemetery. No evidence of Sunbury Academy to be seen in area
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Sunbury Cemetery , partial view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Sunbury Cemetery , partial view
Sunbury Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Sunbury Cemetery Marker
Site of Sunbury Cemetery
In Town Of Sunbury
Founded 1758
Marker erected by
Georgia Society
Daughters Of The American Colonists
1951
Sunbury Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
5. Sunbury Cemetery
Sunbury Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
6. Sunbury Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,577 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   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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