“The town Sherman refused to burn.”
Recently Named the #1 Small Town in America by Travel Holiday Magazine, Madison Georgia invites you to an amazing trip through time, where the charm of the old South still exists and where hospitality comes from the heart. Madison is a living museum containing some of America’s most treasured architecture. From cultural and historic sites to unique dining and shopping opportunities, Madison is a community you will be glad you discovered.
An important part of Georgia’s Antique Trail, Madison is a place known for uncommon shopping opportunities. Along its tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks, shoppers will find unique artwork, crafts, jewelry, furniture and beautiful fashions.
Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling or driving through one of the largest designated National Register Districts in Georgia with a self-guided tour available daily at the Welcome Center. Private home tours and step on guides are available to groups with advanced reservations.
At the heart of Madison’s cultural life is the Madison Morgan Cultural Center, one of the finest centers for the Cultural and Performing Arts in all of Georgia. For a complete schedule of events and activities, contact the Center at 706/342-4743
Those wanting to tour historic homes can visit any one of Madison’s four house museums opened daily for visitors. Heritage Hall (c.1833) offers tour of this antebellum home and the recently restored Rogers House is one of the oldest Piedmont Plain style home in the Morgan County. The Rose Cottage and the African-American Museum are both excellent examples of more modest everyday living.
Morgan County was formed from sections of Baldwin County in 1807.
Morgan County is also home to the City of Rutledge, founded in 1845, the City of Bostwick, and the City of Buckhead, founded in 1891. Apalachee, Godfrey, and Swords complete Morgan County’s communities.
Madison has the largest designated historic district in Georgia, which encompasses most of the town. During the Civil War, Sherman’s Army spared Madison destruction because it was the home of pro-Union Senator Joshua Hill.
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