Early days in Liberty County, GA, (formerly St. John's Parish) including the present and/or past communities of Dorchester, Flemington, Fort Stewart, Gumbranch, Hinesville, Midway, Riceboro (Richborough), Sunbury, and Walthourville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 37 page spiral bound booklet reprinted from two rare books: the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia and Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the three-color front cover. The excerpt from White's book covers the development of this area until its publication date of 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Sunbury, site of a Revolutionary War fort; 1850 Census statistics; Movement of congregation from Europe to New England to Carolina to Georgia (1630-1752); Names of Early Settlers; Extracts from Medway Church concerning Indian troubles, the building of a fort; French privateers, etc.; history of the church -- its buildings and its pastors; independent support for the Revolution leading to county's name change; Revolutionary skirmishes and incidents and correspondence pertaining to such; More Indian troubles; a letter from President Washington; the first Superior Court held in Liberty County (1783) with names of grand jurors; brief bios of Rev William McWhir, Rev. Moses Allen, Benjamin Baker, and others, and a look at Major John Jones's exciting adventures and letters to his wife during the American Revolution; a reward for Robert Sallette's head and other colorful tales of this patriot; Site of the Hermitage, Silk Hope Plantation; Barbour Lathrop Plant Introduction Garden; Ways, a model community developed by Henry Ford; Site of the King's Ferry Revolutionary Engagement; Freedmen's Grove; Sea Shells on Colonel's Island, St. Catherines Island, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Liberty County, GA
Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia; History of Liberty County Georgia
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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