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Explore African American History & Heritage

Explore African American History & Heritage Flourishing with the cotton boom of the mid-19th century, the landscape surrounding Madison was covered in sprawling plantations during the county’s formative years. Nearly half of Morgan County’s residents were enslaved persons as early as 1820 with that number reaching 70 percent of the county’s almost 10,000 persons by …

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Favorite Things: Madison, Georgia’s Private Gardens

While Madison’s grandiose antebellum homes regularly take center stage, in our latest Favorite Things tribute, we highlight a few of our small town’s more opulent private gardens. Since Madison’s inception in 1809, greenspace has been an integral feature for its residents.  As the town grew and public space dwindled, it is no surprise that landowners …

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Madison-Morgan Cultural Center: Madison’s 125-Year Old Schoolhouse 

For more than a century, the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center has been a place of inspiration and education for our local community as well as travelers that visit from across the world. The astounding history of this building represents Madison’s century+ (2020 marks the building’s 125th year!) commitment to higher education and ongoing love affair with …

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History Loves Company: 7 Under-the-Radar Spots in Madison to Discover

It’s no secret that Madison and its surrounding towns are chock-full of history. What may be a surprise to you is there are several historical sites we bet you haven’t discovered yet! Some of the most popular antebellum attractions in Madison are our home museums, the expansive Historic District, and the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, which are must-sees for the first …

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