Historic Markers Across Georgia



Savannah-New Inverness Road WPA 17 C-6 US 17/Ga 25 opposite Midway Church, Midway



Marker ID:  C-6
Location: US 17/Ga 25 opposite Midway Church, Midway
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 48.308    W 081° 25.857
  31.80514033    -81.43095387
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1M7P
 



Text:

This highway follows an old colonial road constructed in 1736 as a measure of defense against the Spanish and Spanish Indians by connecting the fighting Scotch Highlanders at New Inverness (now Darien) with Savannah. It was surveyed and cleared by soldiers and Indians furnished by Tomo-chi-chi under the direction of Capt. Hugh MacKay by order of Gen. James Oglethorpe. The road was traveled by such famous Georgians as Button Gwinnett, Dr. Lyman Hall, and John and Joseph LeConte.

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