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Bacon-Fraser House

The Bacon-Fraser House

The Bacon-Fraser House was built on a 23 acre tract situated on the eastern boundary of the town of Hinesville in 1839 by Mary Jane Bacon, widow of Major John Bacon. The house has been owned and lived in by their heirs until the present time.

The architecture is "plantation plain style" and its workmanship reflects the work of the best craftsman of the day. The front and two-story section remains virtually unchanged. However, the two shed rooms and kitchen to the rear were removed and additional rooms added in 1923. The 1923 section was removed in 1979-1980 and replaced by shed rooms, porch, dining room and kitchen on the original foundation in the architectural style and interior design of the 1839 era.

A detachment of Sherman's army assaulted the plantation in December 1864, pillaging, looting and burning. The house was spared the torch, but the barn and all outbuildings were burned by the Northern troups.

Hinesville Court St 31 50.844 N, 81 35.627 W LCHS 1996      
Blue Star Memorial Highway

Blue Star Memorial Highway

A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America

Sponsored by the Liberty County Council of Garden Clubs and Oleander District of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. In cooperation with Department of the Army.

Hinesville     LC_COGC        
Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute

The town of Hinesville was established in 1837 and shortly thereafter, in 1841, the Hinesville Institute (or Academy) was established with Colonel James Sharpe Bradwell as its first headmaster. The first building was erected at a cost of $349.12 1/2 and stood on the Courthouse Square where Bradwell Park is now located.

Hinesville Institute was closed during the War Between the States, but was reorganized and reopened in 1871 by Captain Samuel Dowse Bradwell, C.S.A., son of James Sharpe Bradwell. The name Bradwell Institute was given the reorganized school honoring Colonel Bradwell, the first headmaster of the Hinesville Institute.

Bradwell Institute was at first a boarding school and college preparatory, offering courses in Latin, Greek, chemistry, and “other useful and practical sciences.” At the turn of the twentieth century the school became a part of the public school system and was for many years the only high school in this section of Georgia, drawing students from surrounding counties.

Hinesville     LCHS 1998      
Bradwell Park

Bradwell Park

1974

In memory of Samuel Dowse Bradwell Founder of Bradwell Institute

On this site in 1871 Built by City of Hinesville with assistance from HUD and The Liberty County Garden Clubs.

Hinesville     COH 1974      
Button Gwinnett

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 Convention that met in Savannah in October, 1776, in which he played a prominent part in drafting the first Constitution of the State of Georgia. Born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1735, son of a Church of England vicar, Button Gwinnett came to Georgia in 1765 and acquired a store in Savannah.

He shortly purchased St. Catherines Island in this parish. He moved to the island at once and engaged in farming and cattle raising. His business was transacted in Sunbury, then a thriving port. On May 16, 1777, Mr. Gwinnett was mortally wounded in a duel fought on the outskirts of Savannah with Gen. Lachlan McIntosh, dying on May 19. Mr. Gwinnett’s grave is supposedly in Savannah, but its exact location is unknown and unmarked. One of his rare autographs sold for over $50,000.

Midway US 17 @ the Midway Church   GHS 1954 Good    
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