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Midway Museum

Midway Museum

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 Hall and Button Gwinnett, were sons of Midway, as were four Revolutionary Governors of the young state.

Exhibits, documents and furnishings housed in the Midway Museum commemorate and reanimate the love of liberty which distinguished the Midway Society from the Colonial period through its last meeting in December 1865.

Built in 1957, the Museum is owned and administered by the Midway Museum, Inc., organized by the Saint John’s Parish Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and by the Liberty County Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Midway Hwy 17 @ The Midway Museum   DAC 1990 Poor, Needs Full Refurbishment   2017; Need DAC Approval
Nathan Brownson

Nathan Brownson

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 [sic] Congress which met in Savannah July 4, 1775. He was, also, a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1776-1778 and was surgeon to a Georgia brigade.

Born in Connecticut in 1742, a graduate of Yale College, Brownson studied medicine and practiced that profession in his home state, moving to St. John’s Parish (now Liberty County), Georgia in 1764. Active in the cause of liberty, Brownson became one of the leaders in the revolutionary cause. He was one of the delegates to the state convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in Augusta on 31 December 1787.

Nathan Brownson died in Liberty County October 18, 1796, being best remembered as governor and as one of the founders of the University of Georgia.

Midway US 17 @ The Midway Church   DAC 1992 Excellent    
New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940   Midway Hwy 84 @ Dorchester Academy   COF        
Old Liberty County Jail   Hinesville S. Main St. 1 Block South of the Courthouse   LCHS 1998      
Old Post Road

Old Post Road

This road on the right was established in 1736 by Gen. James Oglethorpe. First postal route south of Savannah Stage Coach Road and line of march of Revolutionary Soldiers.

Riceboro     SJP_DAC March 3, 1950      
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