Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Town Spring

 
 
The Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
1. The Town Spring Marker
Inscription. Civil Engineer R.B. Tufts noted on the 1897 Morgan County map that "The Public Spring . . . which for all these years has been sending forth a bold, steady stream of pure, cold water, was the cause of establishing the Court House and the public buildings, and consequently the town, at this place."

James Cunningham and Tallifero Finney each submitted springs for siting the new community. Cunningham's "round bowl spring of clear pure water" was selected. Preservation of public springs became one of the first responsibilities of the newly incorporated town's officials in 1809.

Early efforts included keeping the springs in good order and prevent nearby timber cutting as well as any other improprieties. Public meeting minutes from the 1820s reflect such diligence -– cleaning out the public spring, maintaining the fence around the spring lot, and banning both bathing and washing of clothes in the Town Spring.
 
Erected 2009 by City of Madison Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 35.795′ N, 83° 28.249′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Academy Street and Burnett Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the
The Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
2. The Town Spring Marker
walking trail in Round Bowl Spring Park; the trail entrance is adjacent to the Morgan County African-American Historic Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 Academy Street, Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industrial Corridor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reconstruction Property Rights (about 400 feet away); Freedom of Assembly (about 500 feet away); The Town Park (about 600 feet away); Madison Station (about 600 feet away); Madison Train Station (about 600 feet away); Segregated Burial Grounds (about 600 feet away); Confederate Dead (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNatural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Water Flowing from the Town Spring image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
3. Water Flowing from the Town Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement