The Rev. Mr. John Osgood

The Rev. Mr. John Osgood

Year Erected: 1957he-rev-mr-john-osgood-historical-marker-plaque-2016

Marker Text: This is the grave of Rev. Mr. John Osgood, who came to Midway with the first settlers in 1754 from Dorchester, S.C., and served them faithfully as their minister and friend until his final sermon, May 5, 1773. Born in Dorchester, one of their own people, Mr. Osgood received part of his education from their old pastor, the Rev. Mr. Fisher, and was graduated from Harvard in 1733. Ordained to the pastoral charge of the Congregational Church November 24, 1735, the Rev. Mr. Osgood ministered to these people, in Dorchester and in Midway, for 38 years. He died on August 2, 1773.

Re-erected in 2016 by the Georgia Historical Society and the Liberty County Historical Society

Tips for Finding This Marker: On US 17, just north of Martin Road in Midway