Sunbury and Fort Morris

Sunbury and Fort Morris (HM5OM)

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

N 31° 47.962', W 81° 25.971'

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———11 mi.→

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 in South Georgia. the Rev. Dr. William McWhir, friend of Georgia Washington, was Principal of the Academy for 30 years.

Fort Morris, about 350 yards south of Sunbury was an important post during the Revolution. It was here that Col. John McIntosh sent his famous reply, `Come and take it,' to the British order to surrender the fort.
HM NumberHM5OM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number089-14
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459026 N 3518278
Decimal Degrees31.79936667, -81.43285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.962', W 81° 25.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 57.72" N, 81° 25' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-349 GA-25, Midway GA 31320, US
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