“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)


Fairview Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
1. Fairview Marker
Inscription.  On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of


Located south of Madison between Highway 441 South, Pierce Dairy Road and Seven Islands Road, the Fairview community grew up between the localities of Bethany and Godfrey. Fairview was never incorporated; however, a strong community identity developed among this agricultural group of citizens organized around the Fairview School. This school, formerly called Mitchem’s School after the family who donated the land for its construction, had one teacher and seven grade levels. The school building was utilized for Sunday services and a Sunday school as well.

This community supported a sawmill and two cotton gins. The landscape was comprised mostly of large farms, initially planted in cotton, later transitioning to pasture for dairies. Although a commercial center never emerged, small country stores, subsistence agriculture and truck farming supplied the needs of many in this area. In the 1950s W.O. Pierce, who operated a large dairy in Atlanta, opened an important branch operation here.

Fairview Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
2. Fairview Marker
The Trinity Baptist Church is in the background.
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Fairview Homemakers Club, established during an era when the Cooperative Extension Service organized home economics initiatives, was instrumental in sponsoring a number of projects for the betterment of the community. Genie Maude Wilson, a charter member of this club, chronicled the Fairview community through a weekly newspaper column for over 64 years between the 1920s and 1980s.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Fairview is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 29.833′ N, 83° 26.333′ W. Marker is near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Eatonton Road (U.S. 441) 0.3 miles north of Seven Islands Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the Trinity Baptist Church, at the south edge of the property in brush and trees. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4201 South Eatonton Road, Madison GA 30650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Islands Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Springfield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethany
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); WWII B-25C Airplane Crash (approx. 4.6 miles away); Godfrey (approx. 4.6 miles away); Union Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Early Public Forum (approx. 5.6 miles away); Georgia 4-H Clubs (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 14, 2022