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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.History of the fortThe 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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  • Georgia has a wealth of historic sites along its coastal region and one of the forts managed by the state's Department of Natural Resources is Fort Morris. Having been here several times, I appreciate...  more »
  • While this site appears not to get the attention it deserves from all the people speeding by it on I-95, it is very well loved and looked after by the locals, especially Arthur, who I gather is the ma...  more »
  • Loved it. Thank you, Sarah for making us feel so welcome. I will definitely be back to see a reenactment. Being in the place where my ggg grandfather fought and was captured. It was truly a good day i...  more »
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  • Wonderful bit of hidden Revolutionary history- worth the visit!
  • Great historic site, nice place to walk around, well kept.
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  • Awesome historical site.