Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Rev. Mr. John Osgood

Marker ID: GHM 089-12B
Location: US 17/Ga 25 in the cemetery at Midway
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 48.36    W 081° 25.849
  31.8059933    -81.43082382
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1M7R


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.

GHM 089-12B Georgia Historical Commission 1957