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

Lodging Establishments

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
1. Lodging Establishments Marker
Inscription. With the arrival of the railroad, the traditional inn or tavern along former stagecoach routes gave way to boarding houses and hotels. In Madison, lodging sprang up along Jefferson Street to the square, providing rooms as well as sites for public dining, entertainment, and gatherings. Antebellum accommodations included the American Hotel (corner of W. Jefferson & Main streets) and the Planterís Hotel (corner of E. Jefferson & Hancock streets), later expanded as the Madison Hotel (1871-1891).

During Madison's Victorian heyday, the lack of a hotel was intolerable so a three-story, high style structure emerged -- the Turnell-Butler Hotel (1892, burned 1930). Built on the former Madison Hotel site, the new landmark would later be known variously as the Hotel Turnell, Hotel Madison, and new Morgan Hotel. This impressive establishment encompassed 40 rooms with private baths, a large dining room, and even a third-floor ballroom.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009.
 
Location. 33° 35.783′ N, 83° 28.05′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Main Street (U.S. 278), on the right when traveling north
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
2. Lodging Establishments Marker
The marker stands at the site of the American Hotel, at the corner of West Jefferson and Main Streets.
on West Jefferson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 West Jefferson, Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civic Advancement (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison (about 300 feet away); William Tappan Thompson (about 300 feet away); The Town Square (about 300 feet away); Railroad Street Commerce (about 300 feet away); In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (about 400 feet away); Morgan County (about 400 feet away); Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
3. Lodging Establishments Marker
Looking across Main Street (US 129/278/441) at the U.S. Post Office, located in the original town square.
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
4. Lodging Establishments Marker
Looking north on West Jefferson Street toward the railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 10 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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