Sunbury in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 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 Sites • Colonial Era •
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