Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sunbury and Fort Morris 11 mi.

Marker ID: GHM 089-14
Location: US 17/Ga 25 at at US 84 intersection
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 47.964    W 081° 25.957
  31.79939763    -81.43262302
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1MZ6


Sunbury and Fort Morris
--- 11 mi. --->

The old town of Sunbury, 11 miles East on this road, was a leading port, said to rival Savannah in commercial importance. It was the first Seat of Justice of Liberty County. Sunbury Academy, established in 1788, was in its time the most famoous School in South Georgia. the Rev. Dr. William McWhir, friend of Georgia Washington, was Principal of the Academy for 30 years.

Fort Morris, about 350 yards south of Sunbury was an important post during the Revolution. It was here that Col. John McIntosh sent his famous reply, ´Come and take it,´ to the British order to surrender the fort.

GHM 089-14 Georgia Historical Commission 1957