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Near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brownwood-Centennial

 
 
Brownwood-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
1. Brownwood-Centennial Marker
Inscription. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of
Brownwood-Centennial

Located close to one another on the Old Sandtown Road, the communities of Brownwood and Centennial may have been one and the same in their early years. The road through these communities originally developed as a stagecoach route between Augusta and Sandtown, present-day Newborn. A house served as an inn and stagecoach stop in this area. Later, the Brown family acquired substantial acreage and contributed toward the development of several improvements, including Brown's Mill, Brownwood Church, and the Brownwood School, which was eventually rebuilt and came to be known as Brobstom's School. St. Paul's, a small Episcopal Church, was located in this area, and several other civic institutions served the African American community, including Thankful Church and School, and Moseley's Chapel and School.

Centennial began to distinguish itself from Brownwood when land was donated for the development of Centennial Church and cemetery and Centennial Academy in the late 19th century. Members of a community that had organized itself prior to this time, decided to construct a church building and later a school around 1880, thus taking an identity of its own.

Because
Brownwood-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
2. Brownwood-Centennial Marker
Looking south on Brownwood Road
of the individuals who take pride in this community, Brownwood-Centennial is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
 
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 33.698′ N, 83° 33.338′ W. Marker is near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Brownwood Road and Thankful Road, on the right when traveling north on Brownwood Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorsey (approx. 3 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Reese (approx. 4.2 miles away); Freedmen's Schooling (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Town Commons (approx. 5.2 miles away); Joshua Hill Home (approx. 5.2 miles away); Advanced Education Center (approx. 5.2 miles away); Formal Southern Landscapes (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
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Brownwood-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
3. Brownwood-Centennial Marker
Looking west on Thankful Road at the intersection with Brownwood Road
Brownwood-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
4. Brownwood-Centennial Marker
Looking north; Brownwood Road is to the left, and Thankful Road heads east. The Brownwood Baptist Church can be seen on Thankful Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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