Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Town Commons
In the 1810-20s, a portion of the southwest commons (now framed by W. Central Ave., Old Post Rd., and Walton St.) was actively used: by private individuals as a racetrack; as a pasture and a woodlot; and as a muster ground for the local 29th Regiment of the Georgia Militia. The commons shrank as Madison developed: lots were sold along Old Post Rd. for funds to rebuild the Madison Male Academy; one-acre lots along Porter Street were offered to early congregations; and the remainder subdivided in 1837 for residential lots. These large, roughly ½-city block lots, were mostly developed for spacious homes with their small dependencies, amidst landscapes combining pleasure and utility in formal gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, pastures, and later
Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 33° 35.483′ N, 83° 28.4′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Old Post Road, 0 miles west of Hill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua Hill Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Advanced Education Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stoneman Raid (about 500 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 500 feet away); Formal Southern Landscapes (about 600 feet away); Foundation to Consolidation (about 700 feet away); Early Religious Life (about 800 feet away); Freedmen's Schooling (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.