Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
With recovery following the Great Fire of 1869, the City also invested in civic improvements: a new cemetery (1880-1882); an electric plant and system (1891-1928); its own public school system (1895-1947); and a public waterworks system (1908). The City Hall & Firehouse (1887) replaced the former Town Hall, irreparably damaged by the 1886 Charleston earthquake.
When the 1939 City Hall & Firestation made the previous building obsolete, a period of commercial use was followed by the eventual restoration of the building in 1991 by the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Chamber officer include the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, which operates a State Welcome Center.
Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009.
Location. 33° 35.75′ N, 83° 28.017′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Jefferson Street, Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tappan Thompson (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Banking Institutions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lodging Establishments (about 300 feet away); Madison (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
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