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

The Town Park

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
1. The Town Park Marker
Inscription. Town Park reflects the foresight, leadership and hard work of so many -- a true public-private partnership. Revitalization plans and Bicentennial celebration efforts converged in 2000 upon the idea of reestablishing a downtown greenspace.

By 2004 the Downtown Development Authority, through perseverance and acquisition donations, acquired four parcels of property -- equivalent to two city blocks. The next year witnessed the demolition of non-historic structures, plan development, and official groundbreaking. Fundraising by the Madison Bicentennial Committee inspired individuals, families, and foundations to give generously, while professionals and businesses provided in-kind support.

An emphasis on heritage design inspired a recast Cooke Fountain and recreated Victorian Gazebo (both from the town square), a Neoclassical Pavilion, and Park Cottage restoration. Town Park is Madison's Bicentennial legacy -– an outdoor venue, civic gathering ground, development catalyst, greenspace, and downtown landmark -- dedicated in 2009.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009.
 
Location. 33° 35.833′ N, 83° 28.15′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
2. The Town Park Marker
Looking northwest on West Jefferson Street
. Marker is on West Jefferson Street 0 miles north of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands at the main entrance gates to the Town Park. 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. Industrial Corridor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Street Commerce (about 300 feet away); Freedom of Assembly (about 300 feet away); Madison Train Station (about 400 feet away); Madison Station (about 400 feet away); Reconstruction Property Rights (about 500 feet away); The Town Spring (about 600 feet away); Lodging Establishments (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
3. The Town Park Marker
Looking southeast on West Jefferson Street toward the Town Square
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
4. The Town Park
The James Madison Inn, on the far side of the park, is part of the redevelopment of the area.
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
5. The Town Park
The Cooke Fountain, which once stood in the Town Square, was recast for the Town Park.
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
6. The Town Park
A Victorian Gazebo, which once stood in the Town Square, was recreated for the Town Park.
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
7. The Town Park
A seating area at the Victorian Gazebo
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
8. The Town Park
A bust of President James Madison, fourth President of the United States and father of the Constitution, stands in the park. Madison was named for James Madison.
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By David Seibert, June 13, 2011
9. The Town Park Marker
A bust of Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens, S.c, stands in the Town Park. Morgan County was named for General Morgan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 21, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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