Home of Many Famous PersonsMany famous persons lived in the town of Sunbury. Among them was Dr. Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was also the home of Richard Howley and Nathan Brownson, later governors of Georgia; of John Elliott and Alfred Cuthbert, United States Senators; of Major John Jones and Major Lachlan McIntosh. Button Gwinnett, another signer of the Declaration of Independence, spent much time here as a Justice of St. John's Parish, and Georgia's third signer, George Walton, was among those held in Sunbury as a prisoner of the British during the Revolution.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series.|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 473437 N 3514984|
|Decimal Degrees||31.77006667, -81.28051667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 46.204', W 81° 16.831'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 46' 12.24" N, 81° 16' 49.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-221 Brigantine Rd, Midway GA 31320, US|
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