GEORGIA IMAGES (MADISON): CEMETERY

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22JUN13. Madison, GA.

GEORGIA IMAGES (MADISON): JOSHUA HILL HOME

This house (circa 1835) was once home to Senator Joshua Hill. It is believed that he persuaded Sherman to spare Madison on his “March to the Sea.” Apparently, Hill went to West Point with Sherman’s brother, so due to that relationship, Sherman didn’t torch Madison.

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22JUN13. Madison, GA.

GEORGIA (MADISON) IMAGES: ANTEBELLUM TOWN PART DEUX

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The Presbyterian Church. Circa 1842. In 1866, Ellen Axson, the daughter of the church’s pastor, was married to President Woodrow Wilson. She was his first wife. This church was also believed to have tunnels linking it to other homes as part of the Underground Railroad.

 

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Originally one of the first public graded schools in the South. Romanesque Revival-style architecture. Circa 1895.

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22JUN13. Madison, GA.

GEORGIA IMAGES (MADISON): AN ANTEBELLUM TOWN

I read that less than 4,000 people live in Madison, GA, the town that is second to Savannah as the best of antebellum towns. This means that most of the homes were around before the American Civil War. Below is the Rogers House and Rose Cottage, circa 1810.

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22JUN13. Madison, GA.