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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  • It is a wonderful place to take photos. The beauty of the old oak trees and the salt marsh peeking through is just breathtaking.  more »
  • Ft Morris protected the town of Sunbury, once the second largest port town in GA behind Savannah - now gone without a trace. Learning the story of what happened was very interesting, educational and s...  more »
  • Amazed to learn that this area was actually competition for the ports in Savannah before being destroyed by the British in the Revolutionary war. Beautiful views and one of the the best history lesson...  more »
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  • Wonderful bit of hidden Revolutionary history- worth the visit!
  • Great historic site, nice place to walk around, well kept.
  • Great historical area and beautiful area of the coast.
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  • Awesome historical site.

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