Warmth and beauty await you in Milledgeville… Georgia’s Antebellum Capital. You can walk through history in Milledgeville as you visit the many antebellum sites such as The Old State Capitol Building and the Old Governor’s Mansion. Both sites have been carefully restored to their pre-Civil War appearance. The Old Capitol Building sits on the beautiful campus of Georgia Military College, an accredited Junior College. We are home to Georgia’s only public liberal arts college, Georgia College and State University. The campus at GC&SU is a part of our downtown where you may find shops and eateries of all descriptions. Take a charming guided tour aboard the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s trolley where you will walk in the footsteps of General Sherman. Then stroll downtown for a delicious meal or spend your time browsing for antiques and shopping in the specialty boutiques.
Milledgeville’s proud history began in 1803, when the state of Georgia searched for a site for its new capital. Because this area offered a central location and ample springs, it was the perfect spot. For more than 60 years, we remained the capital during a period of state history that witnessed appearances by many notable figures. The historic district encompasses both the African-American and white cultures and boasts of more than 20 architectural landmarks, with more than a dozen identified as “historically significant” and on the National Historic Register.
In 2000, the population was 18,757 2000 census, and was estimated at 19,761 as of 2006.