Fort Morris Historic Site

Having just visited Fort Clinch on Amelia Island, we were quite disappointed by Georgia’s Fort Morris. This fort was built 90 years prior to protect the port of Sunbury from the British during the Revolutionary War. The fort consisted of earthen mounds, a moat, and a wooden barracks in the center. 230+ years later all that is left are the earthen mounds and they are covered with large oak trees.

The historic site’s museum did have an interesting mini-documentary that we watched. It covered the history of the city/port of Sunbury, GA – a town that once rivaled Savannah, GA but slowly disappeared after the war with the British. It is so odd that a once important, bustling town can disappear without a trace (well, other than the earthen mounds of Fort Morris).