Fort Morris State Historic Site

Sunbury Georgia on the Medway River

My day started out with the intention of visiting a Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge near Townsend Georgia.  Along the way I stumbled upon this Revolutionary War fort and museum.

The museum has an interesting display of the events of 1778

18th century powder horn
Reproduction of an 18th century powder horn

Located in Sunbury Georgia a once bustling seaport only second to Savannah.

Medway River Sunbury
Medway River Sunbury Georgia
Sunbury Georgia 1773
Sunbury in 1773 had about 100 houses occupied by wealthy merchants and planters

None of the homes remain today.  The cemetery  holds the only physical remains with 34 markers standing dating back to 1788.

As we move on from the museum the historical marker tells the story of the fort

Fort Morris historical marker
Historical marker

Fort Morris was built entirely of earth and wood.  The site features Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 earthworks.

Earthworks profile
Earthworks profile

What Sunbury offers today……

A beautiful view

Medway River
Medway River

And an interesting site for archeological findings….

Archeology
More than meets the eye

Bring your appetite………

For more information please visit: FortMorris

Located seven miles east of I-95 exit 76 near Midway Georgia.  Follow the Islands Highway and Fort Morris Road.

Parking, picnic area and restrooms available

 

Jo’s Monday Walk

6 thoughts

  1. Glad I popped back today, Alice. I never get your pingbacks so unless you leave a comment I’m afraid I can miss your walks, which is a real shame. 🙁 Many thanks for this tour 🙂 🙂

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