Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway

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Fort Morris Historic Site is a Georgia state historic park in Liberty County, Georgia in the United States. The fort is on a bend in the Medway River and played an important role in the protection of southeast Georgia throughout various conflicts beginning in 1741 and ending in 1865 at the conclusion of the American Civil War, including the French and Indian and American Revolutionary Wars and War of 1812. The historic site is and sits at an elevation of.
On May 13, 1970, the fort was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Fort Morris.
The first fort on the site was constructed in 1741 and used in the French and Indian War to protect a plantation owned by Captain Mark Carr. His plantation came under attack on March 18, 1741 by a group of Indians who were allies with the Spanish colonial forces in Florida. Several soldiers defending the fort were killed in the raid and the contents of the fort and plantation were taken away in a large boat that belonged to the plantation.
The next fort at the site was constructed in 1756 at the encouragement of locals who were being attacked during uprising of Creek Indians in the era during the French and Indian War. The fort was expanded in 1758 to provide protection for the new settlement of Sunbury which was built on land owned by Carr.
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  • Visitors center not open when I was there - a Sunday - about 10 minutes off 95 - interesting to learn about it - very quiet - great views of the waterway - a bit buggy by the water - worth the stop if...  more »
  • Historic fort site tucked off the road and in the woods. Remarkably, this was a major defensive area for Sunbury and Savannah and the coastal isles. Small visitor center; some signs and walking trails...  more »
  • Really enjoyed learning about the city and fort that once was here. Make sure you go in for the 10 minute video and museum. The grounds were really well maintained. I imagine this would be a great place to have outdoor events. Jason was super nice, answered all our questions, and even offered to drive our parents around in a golf cart for no extra charge if we came back and brought them. If you come just to visit the history site, eat at the Sunbury Crab after, which is just down the street.
  • Peaceful and quiet..pretty cool area to explore too

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