Dr. Lyman Hall

Dr. Lyman Hall (HM5K0)

Location: Midway, GA 31320 Liberty County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 48.334', W 81° 25.823'

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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 of Sunbury and as Governor of Georgia (1783-1784) he gave strong support to education and religion. He was instrumental in obtaining the grant of land which led to the establishment of the University of Georgia.

Born in Wallingford, Connecticut, April 12, 1724, Dr. Hall moved to Saint John's Parish where he purchased the plantation now known as Hall's Knoll. He became a leading physician, planter, patriot, and was active in mercantile and shipping circles in Sunbury.

Dr. Hall died in 1790 and was buried on his plantation at Shell Bluff Landing in Burke County. In 1848, his remains were re-interred in Augusta, beneath the granite obelisk, 'The Signers' Monument.'
HM NumberHM5K0
Series This marker is part of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series
Placed ByDaughters of the American Colonists Plaque
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459262 N 3518965
Decimal Degrees31.80556667, -81.43038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 48.334', W 81° 25.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 48' 20.04" N, 81° 25' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70 Martin Rd, Midway GA 31320, US
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