Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Sunbury Road

Marker ID: GHM 089-8
Location: US 17/Ga 25 at Midway Church, Midway
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 48.319    W 081° 25.853
  31.80532367    -81.43087686
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1M7N


The highway entering here is the Sunbury Road which once served as an arterial vehicular route from the interior of Georgia to the town of Sunbury, a former leading port and educational center, located 11 miles to the eastward on the Midway River. The stretch from this area to Sunbury was opened about 1760. In the early 1790´s the thoroughfare was extended to Greensboro via Swainsboro and Sparta. the old was was noted for its elevated course and few stream crossings. The route declined in importance when Sunbury lost commercial significance.

GHM 089-8 Georgia Historical Commission 1956