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By Mike Stroud, July 2, 2008
"Hall's Knoll" Marker
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-1 — "Hall's Knoll" — Home of Dr. Lyman Hall »—→
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south.
Home-site of Dr. Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the First Continental Congress, Governor of Georgia, member of Midway Congregational church near here. Graduate of Yale University, (1747). Born in Wallingford, Conn., . . . — Map (db m8786) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
Founding the athletic programs was considered one of Principal Elizabeth Moore's greatest achievements. School teams came to be known as the Dorchester Academy Tigers and Tigerettes, with "Shag" the tiger as their mascot. Dorchester Academy . . . — Map (db m9056) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Brigadier General Daniel Stewart
Near US 17 ( Georgia 25 ) across from Midway Church, near Martin Road.
This Stone Marks The Spot Where Beside His Wife And Children Repose The Remains Of Brigadier General Daniel Stewart in recognition of whose life and services The Congress of the United States has reared a monument . . . — Map (db m9193) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Brigadier General James Screven
On N Coastal Hwy/US-17 near Martin Road.
This Stone Marks The Spot Where Repose The Remains Of Brigadier General James Screven In recognition of whose life and services The Congress of the United States has reared a monument in this cemetery. He was . . . — Map (db m9198) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-2 — Button Gwinnett
On U.S. 17.
In this, Saint John`s Parish, (now Liberty County), lived Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, Speaker of the Assembly, and President of the Executive Council. He also was a member of the . . . — Map (db m8784) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
On Lewis Frasier Road near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling west.
In an effort to involve Liberty County African Americans in politics, the Dorchester Cooperative Center (DCC) began to help organize African American Voters. The DCC taught local African Americans the United States and Georgia constitutions, . . . — Map (db m8968) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-26 — Dorchester Academy
On Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road, on the right when traveling east.
Formal education of blacks started with the Freedmen's Bureau in Liberty County. The Homestead School was continued with the aid of the American Missionary Association (AMA) and support of Reconstruction legislator William A. Golding. The AMA . . . — Map (db m15511) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-27 — Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory
On Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road, on the right when traveling east.
This Georgian Revival building, built in 1934 to replace an earlier structure destroyed by fire, was once part of an extensive school campus begun in 1871 by the American Missionary Association. The school, founded to serve the educational needs of . . . — Map (db m89833) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-11 — Dorchester Presbyterian Church
Near John Oxford Road 0.3 miles south of Brigdon Road.
This church, built in 1854 on a lot of four acres donated by B.A. Busbee, was first used for summer services only. On January 6, 1871, it was admitted into the Savannah Presbytery as an organized church of 14 members. The Rev. J. W. Montgomery was . . . — Map (db m8933) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Dr. Lyman Hall
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Rd, on the left when traveling south on Ocean Highway.
Dr. Lyman Hall was a Georgia signer of The Declaration Of Independence. He represented Saint John's Parish in the Continental Congress, and was a delegate from Georgia to the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. He was a founder . . . — Map (db m8785) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
On East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
In 1925, Elizabeth B. Moore began her six-year tenure as Dorchester Academy's only female, African American principal. She insisted that both parents and community accept responsibility for supporting the school. She believed that charity and . . . — Map (db m9036) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 89-17 — General James Screven — Killed in Battle Here
On South Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) at Mamies Road, on the right when traveling north on South Coastal Highway.
On November 24, 1778, General James Screven was mortally wounded in a battle fought near this spot. With General Screven in the action were Major James Jackson, Colonel John White, Capt. Celerine Brusard and Capt. Edward Young, with 100 . . . — Map (db m16070) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — In Memory of Button Gwinnett and Dr. Lyman Hall
Near Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) 0.5 miles north of East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling north.
Members of the Midway Colony Signers of the Declaration of Independence and Governors of Georgia — Map (db m41706) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — James Screven and Daniel Stewart
Near N Coastal Hwy (U.S. 17) at Martin St..
[North Face]: 1750           1778 Sacred to the Memory of Brigadier General James Screven who fell, covered with wounds, at Sunbury, near this spot, on the 22nd day of November, 1778. He died on the 24th day of November, . . . — Map (db m9191) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-25 — Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church
Near Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) near Martin Street, on the right when traveling north.
On Dec. 13, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry division (USA), scouting in the right rear of Gen. Sherman's army, which was then closing in on Savannah, moved south into Liberty County. After driving back the 29th Georgia Cavalry . . . — Map (db m41685) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Lambert Plantation
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Oak Creek Road, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway.
Just east of here was the 863 acre plantation of John Lambert which he purchased in 1784. John Lambert was born in south Carolina in 1716 and died at his plantation here in December 1786. He is buried in the Midway Cemetery. He never married and, . . . — Map (db m8948) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
The Errosion of the Franchise With the passage of the 14th and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution in 1868 and 1869, African Americans were granted full citizenship and the right to vote. In less than a decade, nearly 100,000 black . . . — Map (db m9065) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Midway Cemetery
On N .Coastal Hwy (U.S. 17) near Martin Rd, on the right when traveling south.
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m9470) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Midway Church
On North Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Road, on the right when traveling north on North Coastal Highway.
Built in 1792. Replaced Colonial meeting house burned by British in 1778. Sherman’s cavalry camped here in 1864. Midway settlement produced many of Georgia’s most famous men. — Map (db m8253) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Midway Congregational Church — Erected 1792
On North Coastal Hwy (U.S. 17) near Martin Street, on the right when traveling north.
Organized in 1754 by the descendants of an English Colony which came first to Massachusetts 1630 to Connecticut 1635 to South Carolina 1695 and to Georgia 1752 Built on the same spot as the church which was burned by the British in . . . — Map (db m8999) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
The Old Midway Congregational Church, two miles east on U.S. Highway 17, was formed by whites (Puritans & Congregationalists ) when they settled in Liberty County. They were driven to church by their black slaves who were allowed to sit in . . . — Map (db m9070) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Midway Museum
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Street, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway.
Established by South Carolina Calvinists of English and Scottish extraction in 1752, the small settlement of Midway became `the cradle of the Revolutionary spirit in Georgia`. Two of Georgia`s three signers of the Declaration of Independence, Lyman . . . — Map (db m8941) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Nathan Brownson
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Street, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway.
Georgia Colonial governor, trustee of the proposed University of Georgia, physician, Nathan Brownson became governor of Georgia in 1781, serving until Jan. 1782. Prior to this time Brownson served as a member of the Provencial Congress which met in . . . — Map (db m8942) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
On East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
J. Roosevelt Jenkins, who was Dorchester Academy's assistant principal, science teacher and athletic director, replaced Elizabeth Moore as principal after her death in 1932. He continued to strengthen the school's curriculum and the . . . — Map (db m9058) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-8 — Old Sunbury Road — ←—«
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Road, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway.
The highway entering here is the Sunbury Road which once served as an arterial vehicular route from the interior of Georgia to the town of Sunbury, a former leading port and educational center, located 11 miles to the eastward on the Midway River. . . . — Map (db m8943) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Road to Sunbury — 1734
On North Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Road, on the right when traveling north on North Coastal Highway.
Important Colonial port of entry. First Masonic Lodge meeting in Georgia believed held here February 1734 with Oglethorpe as Master. — Map (db m8252) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — S.C.L.C. and the Voter Education Program 1962-1970 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
Citizenship Schools Dorchester Cooperative Center played a key role in the struggle for civil rights and the vote. In 1954, Septima Clarke, a school teacher from Charleston, SC and Esau Jenkins, a farmer and school bus driver from Johns . . . — Map (db m9066) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 17 C-6 — Savannah-New Inverness Road — 1736
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway.
This highway follows an old colonial road constructed in 1736 as a measure of defense against the Spanish and Spanish Indians by connecting the fighting Scotch Highlanders at New Inverness (now Darien) with Savannah. It was surveyed and cleared by . . . — Map (db m8944) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-14 — Sunbury and Fort Morris — ››—11 mi.→
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling north on Ocean Highway.
he old town of Sunbury, 11 miles East on this road, was a leading port, said to rival Savannah in commercial importance. It was the first Seat of Justice of Liberty County. Sunbury Academy, established in 1788, was in its time the most famous School . . . — Map (db m8961) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
In 1872, African Americans from Liberty County began another letter writing campaign; this time for a teacher to replace Eliza Ann Ward. They requested that their next teacher be both a teacher and a minister. In the spring of 1874, the community . . . — Map (db m89834) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-12B — The Rev. Mr. John Osgood
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) at Martin Street, on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway.
This is the grave of Rev. Mr. John Osgood, who came to Midway with the first settlers in 1754 from Dorchester, S.C., and served them faithfully as their minister and friend until his final sermon, May 5, 1773. born in Dorchester, one of their own . . . — Map (db m8945) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester Academy — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
The Midway Congregational Church bell played a very important role in the lives of Dorchester Academy students. It kept time by ringing with an echo that could be heard seven to ten miles away. The bell rang every day at six, seven, eight, nine, . . . — Map (db m9071) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
In November 1870, William A. Golding, an African American member of the Georgia Legislature, wrote the American Missionary Association (AMA) on behalf of the people of Liberty County requesting a teacher. "They want a teacher," he wrote, . . . — Map (db m9033) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s — Dorchester Academy — Museum Of African American History
Near 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road.
The Industrial Arts Department at Dorchester Academy taught students practical skills they could use in everyday life. The boys took classes in farming, woodworking, iron-working, and architecture. The girls were instructed in cooking, sewing, . . . — Map (db m9057) HM

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