What can I say; I love my hometown! Madison, Georgia is truly a unique town, a southern gem of hospitality with a great small-town feel; yet, it mirrors the vibrancy of a town much larger us. I feel very fortunate to be able to work each day with a great group of ladies that share in the same love for our town, and who love sharing their favorite things to do as a ‘local’ with all of our visitors!
Although I love raising my family in walking distance to all there is to do in town, I am proud to have grown up on a farm in the beautiful countryside of Morgan County (which most definitely fostered my appreciation for the beauty of our county): from the cotton that blooms each fall to that bright yellow, show-stopper-of-a-crop, Canola, that blooms each spring! And speaking of spring, that is by far my most favorite season here in the South! If only we could bottle the scent of those fragrant blooms that cover the town this time of year?!
And most importantly, I love doing what my family loves doing! Fishing in the Appalachee River, Kayaking at Hard Labor Creek State Park, stopping by the drug store on Saturdays for a cheeseburger (double, that is), perusing the antique stores trying to find the next treasure for our home, throwing football in Town Park, and eating dinner on the patio of a local restaurant – these are just a few of our favorite things to do! We hope you will make time to come visit us here at the Madison Welcome Center, as we sure do enjoy sharing our love of our town with YOU! For more information, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Captivated by Madison’s small town charm in 1997 while visiting with our young family, we couldn’t resist moving here from Atlanta! Everything we truly need is within a 10 minute drive, and things we just want can be found in nearby Athens, Covington, or Atlanta. Taking an evening stroll to downtown for concerts in Town Park , bicycling through the historic district and cemetery, and going for lunch at the local drug store (complete with an old fashioned food counter) are just a few of my favorite things to do. Madison is truly an idyllic place to raise a family – small and friendly, great schools, walkable downtown streets with sidewalks everywhere – but it’s also ideally suited for empty nesters (like me now!) with its emphasis on family, history, and culture. But, my #1 favorite thing about the #1 Small Town in America is sharing it with our visitors here at the Welcome Center!
It doesn’t take long for anyone to know when I first speak that I’m from up north, and specifically, New York. My sister and her family live in Georgia, and my son and family live in Arizona; so, when I decided to move because of the economy (2007), Georgia was as hot as I wanted it to be!
Because I had a small cottage business from my home on Long Island of handmade items, I still sew and love it and spend a lot of time involved with it. I sold at antique shops and Farmers Markets.
The first time I drove into Madison I knew I would love living here, the quaintness , the charm of a small town, and the warmth of the people. Consequently, I never take the bypass to save time. I always drive through the ‘village’ and it reminds me of the first time I arrived in town. It never disappoints.