Sunbury Cemetery

Categories: Attractions,Tourism

Address: Old Sunbury Road, Midway, GA 31320
Price Range: Free Admission
Website: https://goo.gl/bVnF27

 

Sunbury Cemetery is the final resting place of several of coastal Georgia’s first residents. Formerly a rival port of Savannah, the homes, wharves, and shops are all gone, replaced now by upscale homes reflecting the continued desirability of the site. The only reminder of those earlier days is Sunbury Cemetery, the permanent home of earlier citizens.

Photo by Tammy Lee Bradley of Visit the South

Photo by Tammy Lee Bradley of Visit the South

The oldest of the 34 standing markers dates from 1788 and the most recent was placed in 1911. No interment records are known to survive, but the cemetery is shown on old plats of Sunbury as having been located on the southwest corner of Church Square since the earliest days of the town’s existence.

Burials likely were taking place in the cemetery well before the Revolutionary War and it is one of the locations where soldiers who were killed or died in Sunbury during the war could be buried.

-Information courtesy of Explore Southern History