Historical Markers

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Sunbury and Fort Morris Midway The intersection of Hwy 17 & Hwy 84 1957 Excellent
Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)

Educator, nurse, and author Susannah "Susie" Baker King Taylor was born into an enslaved Geechee family on the Grest Plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Educated as a child in secret schools in Savannah, she escaped slavery in 1862 during the Civil War. In 1863 she married Sgt. Edward King of the first all-black U.S. Army regiment, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers/33rd U.S. Colored Troops. Moving with his regiment, she served as nurse, laundress, and teacher. After the war, she opened schools for African Americans in Savannah and Midway.

In 1874, King moved to Boston, returning to Midway in 1879 to marry Russell Taylor at the Medway Chapel and School located here. In 1902, she published her memoir, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops. Susie King Taylor is buried in Massachusetts.

Midway (Hwy 17) 672 North Coastal Highway, Midway GA 31320 2019 Free Standing Excellent New
The Rev Mr John Osgood

This is the grave of Rev. Mr. John Osgood, who came to Midway with the first settlers in 1754 from Dorchester, S.C., and served them faithfully as their minister and friend until his final sermon, May 5, 1773. Born in Dorchester, one of their own people,

Mr. Osgood received part of his education from their old pastor, the Rev. Mr. Fisher, and was graduated from Harvard in 1733.

Ordained to the pastoral charge of the Congregational Church November 24, 1735, the Rev. Mr. Osgood ministered to these people, in Dorchester and in Midway, for 38 years. He died on August 2, 1773.

Midway Intersection of (U.S. 17) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling so 1957 Free Standing Excellent New
Union Brotherhood Society

Union Brotherh

Midway Holmestown Road 2007
Taylors Creek Methodist Church Old Fort Stewart
First African Baptist Church

First African

Riceboro Ga. 119 at Barrington Ferry Rd, west of U.S. 17 1996
Lambert Plantation

Lambert Plantation

Riceboro Hwy 17 1994
Leconte Botanical Gardens

Five miles west of here on the old Post Road, the southern most postal route in America, is the site of the home and botanical garden of Louis LeConte, naturalist, mathematician, and scholar, for whom the famous LeConte Pear was named.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. LeConte was married to Ann Quarterman, a member of Midway Church in 1812. He established his famed botanical gardens on his extensive plantation. In his attic he fitted a chemical laboratory which included novelties of a botanical garden in which he cultivated rare plants, which came from all parts of the world. Although the modest Dr. LeConte did not exploit his achievements, it was nothing unusual for visitors from foreign lands to view his gardens.

Dr. LeConte's internationally known sons, Dr. John LeConte, born in 1818 and Dr. Joseph LeConte, born in 1823, at the family plantation, were two of the st distinguished scientific scholars of the nineteenth century. They made the University of California famous.

Riceboro Hwy 17 & Sandy Run Rd 1954 Free Standing
Old Post Road

Old Post Road<

Riceboro March 3, 1950
Riceborough

Riceborough

Riceboro 1957