The Liberty Trail in Liberty County Georgia

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  2. January 6, 2013 3:29 am

The Liberty Trail in Liberty County Georgia

The unforgettable experience awaiting you on the historic Liberty Trail in scenic Liberty County, Georgia offers the two-fold experience of a breathtaking feast for the eyes, coupled with a sense of being deeply immersed in American history. Nestled like a precious gem along Georgia’s coastline, the aptly named Liberty County has played a part in our great nation’s story from the time of the Revolution to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the present day.

You can take a step back in time at the Fort Morris State Historical Site, which was an important Revolutionary War coastal fortification. The fort’s museum boasts displays of both military and civilian life during the Revolutionary and Antebellum periods in Georgia.

You may want to check out the LeConte-Woodmanston Botanical Gardens, which was once a swamp rice plantation. This restoration of Dr. LeConte’s famous gardens will soon feature an expansion, including a chapel and a memorial pathway in remembrance of all those enslaved in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Midway Museum looks like Scarlett O’Hara could pop her head out of a window any minute. Furniture used in southern homes from the Colonial through the Antebellum periods are used throughout this charming structure built in 1792. The original building was constructed in 1756, but was burned during the Revolution. There are approximately 1,200 graves in an adjacent cemetery, including those of two Union generals.

Aside from the historical significance of the area, it’s impossible not to be moved by the natural magnificence of the surroundings. The imposing beauty of ancient oak trees, swathed in Spanish moss against the backdrop of a setting southern sun, defies the skills of even the best artist or poet. Some things just need to be experienced, and the Liberty Trail is one of them.

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