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

Civic Advancement

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
1. Civic Advancement Marker
Inscription. The Town of Madison Board of Commissioners selected one of their body each year to serve as President until an 1876 charter amendment incorporated the “City” of Madison and vested leadership in a Mayor and Board of Aldermen (later the Mayor and City Council). In 1990, the city shifted to the City Manager – Council form of government.

With recovery following the Great Fire of 1869, the City also invested in civic improvements: a new cemetery (1880-1882); an electric plant and system (1891-1928); its own public school system (1895-1947); and a public waterworks system (1908). The City Hall & Firehouse (1887) replaced the former Town Hall, irreparably damaged by the 1886 Charleston earthquake.

When the 1939 City Hall & Firestation made the previous building obsolete, a period of commercial use was followed by the eventual restoration of the building in 1991 by the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Chamber officer include the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, which operates a State Welcome Center.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009.
 
Location. 33° 35.75′ N, 83° 28.017′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan
Civic Advancement Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
2. Civic Advancement Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and North Main Street (U.S. 129/441), on the right when traveling west on East Jefferson Street. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Jefferson Street, Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tappan Thompson (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Banking Institutions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lodging Establishments (about 300 feet away); Madison (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. Government
 
Civic Advancement Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
3. Civic Advancement Marker
The marker stands in front of the 1887 City Hall & Firehouse, now the Madison Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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