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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunbury ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sunbury (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sunbury. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sunbury is located in Liberty County.

To see how the shape of Georgia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Liberty County: Bryan, Evans, Long, McIntosh & Tattnall.

Below are the counties that are near Sunbury. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sunbury:

  • Liberty County     (The home county of Sunbury)
    • Midway [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,015 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<2>
    • Riceboro [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceboro
      • Riceboro [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceboro<2>
    • Fleming [Liberty County]
    • Screven Fork [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screven Fork
      • Screven Fork [Liberty County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screven Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screven Fork
    • Flemington [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Liberty County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flemington<2>
    • Doe Run Estates [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Run Estates
      • Doe Run Estates [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Run Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Run Estates
    • Garden Acres [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Acres
      • Garden Acres [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Acres
    • Martin Woods [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Woods
      • Martin Woods [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Woods
    • Tupelo Trail [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo Trail
      • Tupelo Trail [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 347 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tupelo Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo Trail
    • Allenhurst [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenhurst
      • Allenhurst [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenhurst<2>
    • Cherokee Village [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Village
      • Cherokee Village [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Village
    • Hinesville [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinesville
      • Hinesville [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinesville<2>
  • Bryan County
    • Fort McAllister [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort McAllister
      • Fort McAllister [Bryan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort McAllister
    • Richmond Hill [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
      • Richmond Hill [Bryan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill<2>
    • Ellabell [Bryan County]
    • Pembroke [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Bryan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
  • Bulloch County
    • Statesborough [Bulloch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesborough
      • Statesborough [Bulloch County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statesborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statesborough
  • Chatham County
    • Coffee Bluff [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee Bluff
      • Coffee Bluff [Chatham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Bluff
    • Georgetown [Chatham County]
    • Ogeechee Farms [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogeechee Farms
      • Ogeechee Farms [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogeechee Farms
    • Montgomery [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Nicholsonville [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholsonville
      • Nicholsonville [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholsonville
    • Vernonburg [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernonburg
      • Vernonburg [Chatham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernonburg
    • Skidaway Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidaway Island
      • Skidaway Island [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidaway Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidaway Island
    • Isle of Hope [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Hope
      • Isle of Hope [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Hope
    • Abercorn Heights [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abercorn Heights
      • Abercorn Heights [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abercorn Heights
    • Richfield [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Liberty City [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Chatham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Union Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Junction
      • Union Junction [Chatham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Junction
  • Effingham County
    • Meldrim [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meldrim
      • Meldrim [Effingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meldrim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meldrim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meldrim<2>
    • Eden [Effingham County]
    • Exley [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
      • Exley [Effingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exley
    • Rincon [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
      • Rincon [Effingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon<2>
    • Guyton [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyton
      • Guyton [Effingham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guyton<2>
  • Glynn County
    • Altamaha Park [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamaha Park
      • Altamaha Park [Glynn County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamaha Park
    • Groveside Park [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveside Park
      • Groveside Park [Glynn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveside Park
    • Shady Acres [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Acres
      • Shady Acres [Glynn County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
    • Glynco [Glynn County]
    • Sea Island [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Island
      • Sea Island [Glynn County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sea Island<2>
  • Long County
    • Ludowici [Long County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludowici
      • Ludowici [Long County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludowici have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludowici
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludowici<2>
    • Donald [Long County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Long County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • McIntosh County
    • Shellman Bluff [McIntosh County]
    • Crescent [McIntosh County]
    • Valona [McIntosh County]
    • Credit Hill [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Credit Hill
      • Credit Hill [McIntosh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Credit Hill
    • Townsend [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [McIntosh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townsend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<2>
    • Meridian [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [McIntosh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<2>
    • Doboy [McIntosh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doboy
      • Doboy [McIntosh County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doboy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sapelo Island [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapelo Island
      • Sapelo Island [McIntosh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapelo Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapelo Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapelo Island<2>
    • Darien [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [McIntosh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darien<2>
  • Tattnall County
    • Glennville [Tattnall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glennville
      • Glennville [Tattnall County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glennville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glennville<2>
    • Midway [Tattnall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Tattnall County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
  • Wayne County
    • Pendarvis [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendarvis
      • Pendarvis [Wayne County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendarvis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendarvis
    • Jesup [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesup
      • Jesup [Wayne County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<2>
  • Beaufort County (SC)
    • Daufuskie Island [Beaufort County]
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
      • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<2>
  • Jasper County (SC)
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sunbury, see our County-by-County Page for Sunbury.

Newspapers Published in Sunbury ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunbury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunbury, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunbury.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sunbury:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Sunbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunbury.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sunbury covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sunbury Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Old Dorchester Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Dorchester Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Dorchester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Dorchester Cemetery
  • Dorchester Cemetery
  • New Dorchester Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Dorchester Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Dorchester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Dorchester Cemetery
  • Wilkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkins Cemetery
  • Bryan Neck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryan Neck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryan Neck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bryan Neck Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryan Neck Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Burnt Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnt Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burnt Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Burnt Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Church Cemetery
    • First Anderson Grove Church Cemetery
    • Midway UMC Cemetery
    • Pando Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pando Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pando Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pando Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pando Cemetery
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
    • Strathy Hall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strathy Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strathy Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Strathy Hall Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strathy Hall Cemetery
    • Patterson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Patterson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Cemetery
    • Beach Hill MB Church Cemetery
    • Gould Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gould Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gould Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gould Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbury.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Sunbury in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunbury.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sunbury, with the one closest to Sunbury listed first.

  • Keller [Bryan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keller
    • Keller [Bryan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keller had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keller
  • Dorchester [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
    • Dorchester [Liberty County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dorchester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
  • Riceboro [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceboro
    • Riceboro [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 765 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riceboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceboro<2>
  • South Newport [McIntosh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Newport
    • South Newport [McIntosh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbury
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Newport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Newport
  • Fleming [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming
    • Fleming [Liberty County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbury
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fleming had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleming<2>
  • Burroughs [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burroughs
    • Burroughs [Chatham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burroughs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burroughs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • McIntosh [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Liberty County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McIntosh had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flemington [Liberty County]
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      • Flemington [Liberty County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flemington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flemington<2>
    • Isle of Hope [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Hope
      • Isle of Hope [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Isle of Hope had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hinesville [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinesville
      • Hinesville [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 162 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,085 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hinesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinesville<2>
    • Walthourville [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthourville
      • Walthourville [Liberty County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Sunbury
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,065 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walthourville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walthourville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walthourville<2>
    • Savannah [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43,189 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Savannah had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<2>
    • Central Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Junction
      • Central Junction [Chatham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Junction
    • Pooler [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pooler
      • Pooler [Chatham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,022 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pooler had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pooler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pooler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pooler<2>
    • Bloomingdale [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
      • Bloomingdale [Chatham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Sunbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,136 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bloomingdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomingdale<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sunbury. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sunbury.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sunbury ...

While our initial data about Sunbury came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sunbury in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sunbury.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Map from 1796 (unknown title/publisher)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sunbury. See our Misc Page for Sunbury for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Liberty County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunbury) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SunburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7679, Longitude: -81.2811    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sunbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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