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

Madison Historic Cemeteries

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Madison Historic Cemeteries Marker
Inscription. The municipal burial ground is a composite of four cemeteries reflecting the stages of community development. Early Madisonians first established a collective cemetery at the edge of town rather than sectarian burials in churchyards. The nineteenth century plan for Old Cemetery (entrance right) is distinguished by family plots, vertical and elaborate stone monuments, and remembrance plantings. The earliest known burial is 1811. In 1880, the city purchased a parcel of land west of the railroad for New Cemetery (once known as Westview; across RR right) and another tract in 1882 encompassing the 1881 Confederate re-internment site.

Twentieth century cemeteries emerged as for-profit ventures. In 1904, Fairview Cemetery (across RR left) opened offering single gravesites as well as family plots and perpetual care service until passing into city hands in 1926. Madison Memorial Cemetery (entrance left), started in 1958 as Morgan Memorial Park, Inc., developed as a lawn cemetery -- popular for uniform flush markers, lack of vegetation, and ease of care. The property became a civic Cemetery in 1979.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Madison, Madison Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 35.695′ N, 83° 28.335′ W. Marker
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Madison Historic Cemeteries Marker
Old Cemetery is to the right, and Madison Memorial Cemetery is to the left
is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Central Avenue 0.1 miles north of Academy Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located just inside the cemetery entrance gates. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Segregated Burial Grounds (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Religious Life (about 600 feet away); Formal Southern Landscapes (about 700 feet away); The Town Spring (about 700 feet away); Confederate Dead (about 800 feet away); Reconstruction Property Rights (about 800 feet away); Antebellum Architecture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Industrial Corridor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Madison Historic Cemeteries Marker
Looking southeast from the cemetery, toward Academy Street
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Madison Historic Cemeteries Marker
Old Cemetery is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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