Fort Morris State Historic Site

Fort Morris State Historic Site


Location:7 miles east of I-75 exit 76, via Island Highway and Fort Morris Road.
Facilities:Pioneer campground (groups only), 7 picnic sites, 1-mile nature trail, visitor center, gift shop.
Activities:Birdwatching, educational programs.
Special Features:When the Continental Congress convened in 1776, local delegates recognized the need to protect their growing seaport from the British. Soon afterwards, a low bluff on the Medway River at Sunbury was fortified and garrisoned by 200 patriots. When the British demanded the fort's surrender on November 25, 1778, a defiant Col. John McIntosh replied "Come and take it!" The British refused, and withdrew to Florida. However, 45 days later they returned with a superior force, and on January 9, 1779, Fort Morris fell after a short but heavy bombardment. Under the name Fort Defiance, the bulwark was once again used against the British during the War of 1812.
Address:2559 Fort Morris Rd
Midway, GA 31320

Phone:912-884-5999
Web: gastateparks.org/info/ftmorris
Size: 70 acres.

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