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

Midway Cemetery

 
 
Midway Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Midway Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by U.S. Department Of The Interior.
 
Location. 31° 48.347′ N, 81° 25.839′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on N .Coastal Hwy (U.S. 17) near Martin Rd, on the right when traveling south. 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. Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. Mr. John Osgood (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Lyman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); James Screven and Daniel Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sunbury Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General James Screven (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Regarding Midway Cemetery. The Town of Midway was named after the Midway
Midway Cemetery Wall and Monument to Generals Screven and Stewart image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Midway Cemetery Wall and Monument to Generals Screven and Stewart
River in England
 
Also see . . .
1. Midway Cemetery. excerpt from Roadside Georgia (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Midway, Georgia. The only man to commit suicide in Midway Georgia was named Dr. Abner Porter. He was in love with two women. One was beautiful the other was smart but he couldn't have both. He decided he would kill himself. He severed his fermal artery. It was decided that because he committed suicide he would be buried under the old oak tree to be cursed for what he did. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Crack in the Wall
In the Midway cemetery across from the old church while building the brick wall around the cemetery two slaves got into a fight. One killed the other with a brick and then buried him. Later he told his master that the other slave ran away. But the spot in the wall over where the slave was buried cracked. They took that part of the wall apart and found the body then fixed the wall. The wall cracked again and they fixed it after it cracked again and was fixed one more time and after it cracked again. It was decided that it would never be fixed again.

[Source: Wikipedia entry for Midway,
Midway Cemetery Wall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Midway Cemetery Wall
Ga.]
    — Submitted July 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. Midway, Georgia
According to a sign in the cemetery listing 'Famous Facts of the Midway Cemetery', "Midway got its name from being "midway" between Savannah and Darien. There was a big well out near the church and everyone would stop and rest and water their horses and catch up on the latest news before they continued their journey."
    — Submitted April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places
 
Midway Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Midway Cemetery Marker
This Wall Restored By The
Georgia Society
of
Colonial Dames of America

1915
In Commemoration of the Virtues
and Valor of the Early Settlers
of Midway
Midway Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
5. Midway Cemetery
Midway Church on the left across US-17. Reverend Osgood marker and grave can be seen just to the left of the 'kiosk' in the center of the picture.
General Daniel Stewart and wife grave image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
6. General Daniel Stewart and wife grave
graves of General Daniel Stewart and his wife. Fort Stewart, GA, is named for him.
Dr. Abner Porter grave image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
7. Dr. Abner Porter grave
Dr. Abner Porter image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
8. Dr. Abner Porter
To the memory of
Doctr Abner Porter
A Virginian
who died February 6 1808
in the 34 Year of his Age
Dr. Abner Porter grave image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
9. Dr. Abner Porter grave
Charlton Hines grave image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
10. Charlton Hines grave
Grave of Charlton Hines, for whom Hinesville, GA, is named.
The 'crack in the wall' story image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
11. The 'crack in the wall' story
Located on the kiosk in the cemetery.
Bacon family graves image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
12. Bacon family graves
Reverend Augustus O. Bacon and his family. Rev. Bacon was Associate Pastor of the Baptist Church in Liberty County. He died at 23, six months after his ordination.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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