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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Governorís Mansion

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Old Governorís Mansion Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1838, The Executive Mansion was the fifth and last resident occupied by Georgia governors when Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia. The Palladian-inspired structure is considered one of the most perfect examples of Georgian architecture in America. Charles B. Cluskey designed The Mansion and Timothy Porter of Farmington, Connecticut, was the builder.

The ten governors who occupied The Mansion were George R. Gilmer, Charles J. McDonald, George W. Crawford, George W. Towns, Howell Cobb, Herschel V. Johnson, Joseph E. Brown, James Johnson, Charles J. Jenkins and Brigadier-General Thomas H. Ruger. The last held office under orders of General George H. Meade. In November 1864, The Mansion served briefly as General William T. Shermanís headquarters.

In 1868 the capital was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta. Since 1890 The Mansion has been the home of Georgia College presidents. The two lower floors are open to the public.
 
Erected 1968 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-1B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.778′ N, 83° 13.91′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville
Old Governorís Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Old Governorís Mansion Marker
Looking north on South Clark Street toward Hancock Street (the traffic light)
, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is on South Clark Street (U.S. 441) 0 miles north of West Greene Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 South Clark Street, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State College (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomlinson Fort House (about 700 feet away); Dr Charles Holmes Herty Statesman -Chemist (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty (about 700 feet away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Seal of Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Route of the Twentieth Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding Old Governorís Mansion. John Linley, in his definitive book, Architecture of Middle Georgia The Oconee Area, classifies The Old Governor's Mansion as "Of National Importance."
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Old Governorís Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Old Governorís Mansion and Marker
Old Governorís Mansion image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Old Governorís Mansion
 
 
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