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Old Sunbury Road

Old Sunbury Road

The highway entering here is the Sunbury Road which once served as an arterial vehicular route from the interior of Georgia to the Town of Sunbury, a former leading port and educational center, located 11 miles to the eastward on the Midway River. The stretch from this area to Sunbury was opened about 1760. In the early 1790's the thoroughfare was extended to Greensboro via Swainsboro and Sparta. The route declined in importance when Sunbury lost commercial significance.

Midway US 17 @ The Midway Church   GHS 1956 Poor, Needs Full Refurbishment   2017 HM Updates
Pleasant Grove AME Church

Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church and Camp Meeting

Pleasant Grove AME Church was organized June 29, 1869 at Taylors Creek, GA. Rev. Piner Martin was the first pastor. The first church, a small frame house, was named AME Church of the USA. Sixteen acres of land were later purchased to build a larger church named Pleasant Grove. Trustees were Sa Frasier, Syrus Smiley, Sam Martin and Sol Smith.

The U.S. Government purchased the original church site to establish Camp Stewart in 1941. In 1943 a new church was built on Highway 38 in Allenhurst, GA. Rev. Garfield Jackson was pastor. R.W. Bacon, J.F. Slater, W.A. Frasier, I.S. Frasier comprised the Building Committee.

The Pleasant Grove Camp Meeting is recognized as the sole event reuniting African American families of the Taylors Creek, Wille, Cypress Slash, Strum Bay and other disbanded communities. For those former residents Camp Meeting is the "tie that binds."

Erected in 2003 by The Liberty County Historical Society

(Located at 1450 Oglethorpe Hwy West (US 84) in Hinesville, 31.794617, -81.607367)

Hinesville 1450 Oglethorpe Hwy W (US 84)   LCHS 2003      


Near the old North Newport Bridge, a short distance East of here, the Court House Square for Liberty County was laid out by Act of February 1, 1797. Riceborough was then the Seat of justice for Liberty County, and a Court House and Public Buildings were erected here on land given by Matthew McAllister, Esq. Thomas Stevens, Daniel Stewart, Joel Walker and Henry Wood were named Commissioners.

Riceborough was for many years an important port for the shipping of rice and other agricultural products from this area.

Riceboro     GHC 1957      
Road to Sunbury

Road to Sunbury 1734

Important Colonial port of entry.  First Masonic Lodge meeting in Georgia believed held here February, 1734, with Oglethorpe as Master.

Midway US 17 @ The Midway Church   ACH   Poor, Needs Full Refurbishment   2017 HM Updates
Saint John's Lodge Number Six

Saint John's lodge Number Six

Saint John's Lodge Number Six, of Sunbury, Free and accepted Masons, was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, April 21, 1777, in Masonry 5777. Under an Act of the Legislature of Georgia, February 6, 1796, The Grand Lodge was incorporated and given power to corporate bodies under their jurisdiction. Under this new authority, the Grand Lodge, on June 5, 1802, "On motion ordered that Saint John's Lodge Number Six, Sunbury hold their charter on paying arrearage due."

Annual returns were made to the Grand Lodge back to 1787 and the Lodge was admitted to full participation with the following officers recognized: Adam Alexander, Worshipful Master; William Peacock, Senior Warden; Andrew Maybank, Junior Warden; Thomas Lancaster, Treasurer; Daniel Stewart, Secretary; Nathan Dryer, Senior Deacon; John Bilheimer, Junior Deacon; James Roberts, Steward; Samuel Law, Steward; and George C. Somerall, Tyler.

On November 4, 1805, John and Rebecca Couper gave to the Lodge, lot No. 77 of the Town of Sunbury, situate a few hundred feet north of this marker, upon which to erect a Lodge building. Erected by the Grand Lodge of Georgia Harvey C. Stephens, Grand Master -- Daniel W. Locklin, Grand Secretary Dewey W. Wollstein, Chairman, Historical Commission

Sunbury Sunbury Historic Site   GLOG   Center has turned reddish    
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