Midway, GA


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Midway is a city in Liberty County, Georgia, United States. It is a part of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area. Midway is situated near Savannah, Brunswick, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. The population was 1,100 as of the 2000 census.
Midway has several museums including, the Midway Museum and Cemetery and the Dorchester Academy Museum. Midway is surrounded by wetlands. There are also two islands, Colonel's Island and Dolphin Island.
Midway's history dates back to the 18th century. Puritans migrated to St. John's Parish, Georgia from Dorchester, South Carolina in 1752 and established several settlements including what was later to become the Midway community. In 1752 the Council of Georgia granted the settlers 31,950 acres (129.3 km2), as colonial officials wanted a large number of settlers in the area to protect them from the Creek Indians. The original settlers were primarily rice planters and the Midway settlers developed a strong agricultural economy aided by the 1,500 slaves they brought from South Carolina.