Timelines 1930 - 1940

 

John Gibbs established the first commercial airport in Liberty County in 1939. It was located on land Gibbs leased from B.M. Day near the Flemington Presbyterian Church.

 

Gibbs developed a landing strip, which later became Liberty Field at Camp Stewart, constructed a hangar, and became a pilot. He bought a one-engine, open-cockpit airplane, and flew it to Liberty County from the factory. He gave flying lessons to all who applied, and opened nego­tiations with commercial airlines to make air travel possible from Liberty County to any part of the world.

 


From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 102; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office

 

 

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Hinesville, GA  31310

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