Life in Liberty Shown Through Photos
Liberty County prides itself on being the right blend. No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, there is a place for you here. We’re gonna show you exactly what we mean, and we’re gonna do it through pictures in honor of #NationalPhotographyDay on August 19th! Keep scrolling to see what life in Liberty is like.
Liberty County has been patriotic since birth! Let us tell you how we know that…
We were the first county in the state to vote for Liberty from British rule almost 300 years ago.
The largest military instillation east of the Mississippi, Fort Stewart, is located in Liberty County! We are so proud of the people from all over the globe that Fort Stewart brings to our community.
Some amazing achievements have been reached here!
The Chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, Donald Lovette, coined the phrase “Liberty County Proud!” This phrase is used to showcase our appreciation for this place we call home and the people who make it so great.
Who are some of those people?
Walthourville is home of the very first all-woman city council, the first female mayor in Liberty County, Lyndol Anderson and the first African-American female mayor in the state of Georgia, Carrie Kent Brown.
A number of professional athletes call Liberty County home like DeLisha Milton-Jones, Richard LeCounte III and Davion Mitchell! We like to call them our “hometown superstars!” We hope that all of these people know just how #LibertyCountyProud of them that we are.
One reason our dirt roads are so special to us is because they are lined with the most beautiful tree canopies! Go for a drive one afternoon, slow down a little bit and admire the beauty all around you. If you’re looking for an adventure while cruising the back roads, you can hunt for tree spirits on Barrington Ferry Road while admiring the view!
Although sandbars are only accessible by boat or kayak around here, they are still one of our favorite things. Pack a cooler, some sunscreen and make your way out to your own special spot to spend the day relaxing. It’s truly unmatched!
If boats, kayaks and sand aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy all of the coastal vibes that Liberty County has to offer.
Visit the Sunbury boat ramp or the dock at the Sunbury Crab Company to admire the views and smell the salt air.
If you enjoy fishing, bring your rod and reel along and enjoy some of our favorite spots to cast a reel!
Sunsets & Sunrises
South Georgia is famous for its beautiful sunsets, and Liberty County is no exception to that. In fact, ours might be a little better than the rest! The way the sun shines and reflects off the water is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. If you’re an early bird, we suggest that you catch a sunrise! They’re equally as beautiful and the most relaxing way to start a day!
One of the greatest qualities of our trees is the Spanish moss that drapes from them. Here are some reasons why we love it so much!
It creates a dreamy and whimsical feeling.
Our wildlife and nature love it!
Check out some of our nature trails to see the beautiful moss lined trees and our vast wildlife.
We have a number of historic sites that are filled with history. It would take us all day to tell you about all of them, so we decided to pick one to give you a sneak peek!
Located in Midway, you’ll find Dorchester Academy. It is 1 of only 11 stops in the state of Georgia on the US Civil Rights Trail, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a frequent visitor. He used to spend time with the children playing sports and even wrote parts of his most influential speeches during his time here in Liberty County!
Last, but certainly not least is sweet tea – a true southern delicacy! We wanted to share with y’all some of the best ways to have a glass:
We like to have ours with a little extra kick added in. Check our Bourbon Spiked Peach Tea recipe to make your own glass!
If you’re under 21 or not a fan of alcohol, you can still enjoy this ice-cold treat! It pairs well with two of our favorite things – a plate of delicious country cooking from Izola’s or fresh seafood found at the Sunbury Crab Company.
These 9 things aren’t even close to all of the things that make Liberty County special, but to find out the rest y’all will have to come #ExploreLiberty. Until you experience life here, you won’t truly understand the meaning of why we’re the right blend for everyone!