Physician, clergyman, and statesman was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia.
Button Gwinnett was one of the signatories on the United States Declaration of Independence.
James Screven rose to the rank of Brig. General in the Revolutionary War where he was killed during battle in 1778.
Daniel Stewart was a brigadier general in the Georgia Militia. He joined the militia in 1776 and served during the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Martin Luther King Jr. would come to Dorchester to relax, play baseball and rehearse his speeches before giving them during the civil rights movement.