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

Old State Capitol

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Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Old State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  A reproduction of Georgia’s State Capitol 1807-1867 stands on the original site. Wings to the main building were added in 1828 and 1837. Here the Secession Convention met Jan. 16, 1861 and after three days of bitter debate passed the secession act. In 1864 Sherman’s Union soldiers held a mock session of the Georgia legislature and repealed the secession act.

Boulder in yard marks spot where General LaFayette was entertained at barbecue in March 1825. Duplicate of old Capitol building now houses ancient Georgia Military College.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-1A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1825.
 
Location. 33° 4.885′ N, 83° 13.521′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and East Hancock
Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Old State Capitol Marker
Looking south on South Jefferson Street toward the Old State Capitol
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Street (Georgia Route 22/24), in the median on South Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Defiance (here, next to this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 400 feet away); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 500 feet away); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away); State House Square (about 500 feet away); Alexis de Tocqueville (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding Old State Capitol. The old State Capitol Building was almost destroyed by a fire in 1941. It was rebuilt in 1943.
 
Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Old State Capitol Marker
Looking east on East Hancock Street toward the Oconee River
Old State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Old State Capitol Marker
Looking west on East Hancock Street, toward the Baldwin County Courthouses and Georgia College and State University
Old State Capitol Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
5. Old State Capitol Grounds
The entrance to the Old State Capitol Grounds, two block south of the marker on South Jefferson Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022