Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dorchester Village

Marker ID: GHM 089-19
Location: Ga 38, 5.8 miles east of Midway Church
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 45.754    W 081° 21.152
  31.76257279    -81.35252768
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1KXJ


The village of Dorchester was settled in 1843, by families from Midway and Sunbury. It was named for the Dorchesters in England, Massachussetts and South Carolina, ancestral homes of the Midway people.

Among the early settlers of the village were: Captain Abiel Winn, Captain Cyrus Mallard, Dr. Edward J. Delegal, B.S. Busbee, W.S. Baker, Dr. Benjamin King, William Thompson, John L. Mallard, Thomas Mallard, Benjamin Allen, Dr. Troup Maxwell, William Stevens, Henry Jones adn Dr. Raymond Harris.

GHM 089-19 Georgia Historical Commission 1957