Midway Historic District (Midway, Georgia)

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Midway Historic District
GA Midway Church03.jpg
Midway Church
Location Jct. U.S. 17 and Martin Road, Midway, Georgia
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
NRHP Reference # 73000625[1]
Added to NRHP March 1, 1973

The Midway Historic District consists of 20 acres (8.1 ha) encompassing the Midway Congregational Church and Cemetery, the Midway Museum and the Old Sunbury Road, at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Martin Road (which was GA 38 when nominated) in Midway, Liberty County, Georgia. The Midway Congregational Church is a large historic wooden church built in 1792 to replace an earlier church building that had been burned by the British during the Revolutionary War. Its historic cemetery also dates from the 18th century. Notable Georgians buried in it include Governor and Congressman Nathan Brownson and early U.S. Senator John Elliott.[2] The Midway Museum is housed in a modern reconstruction of a typical 18th century raised cottage such as those that once existed in the area. The Old Sunbury Road section (now Martin Road) that runs past the district is a remnant of the road built during the early years of Georgia's statehood. On March 1, 1973, the Midway Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]