Madison

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132 N Main St, Madison, Georgia 30650 -

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    Condo, Single Family Home
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History

Madison was incorporated in 1809 and rapidly became an elegant and flourishing town. When the Georgia Railroad moved eastward from Augusta down the old carriage path in 1841, it became the defining moment in the development of the town. Concerned residents, headed by Adam Saffold, fought to conserve the residential areas and business district of Madison. They deeded property to the railroad and coordinated for the tracks to go around the town.

Twenty years later, the Civil War started, and in 1864, the town was in the direction of one faction army of General Sherman. Joshua Hill, a Madison attorney, loyal Unionist and past U.S. Senator, was given permission to pass through Federal borders and talk to General Sherman. A treaty was agreed upon and Union troops spared the town. Downtown Madison and residential area eluded (for the second time) a crippling blow.

After the war, the town continued to thrive. From 1880 to 1890, a lot of Victorian houses were constructed, enhancing the appeal of a community already full of exceptional antebellum buildings. The Madison Graded School was finished in 1895. This vast neo-Romanesque building, with its main bell tower, was the most excellent small-town school structure in the south. A new court house was built in 1905, and the town looked straight ahead into the new century.

The boll weevil wiped out the cotton trade of the county during the 1920s, causing numerous nearby farmers to go out of business. Many small businesses in Madison suffered correspondingly, and by the end of WWII, the population of the town had dwindled and its dynamic economy slowed down. The town slept for the next three decades; grand houses was vacated and plummeted into poor condition.

Renaissance in Madison started in the 1970s with improved interest in preservation, conservation and restoration. Due to the action of its residents, the Graded School (an 80-year-old building) was rescued from destruction and turned into the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. A lot of newcomers, together with local residents of Madison, bought older businesses and houses and brought them back to their previous grandeur.

Area and Climate

The town of Madison is located in Morgan County, GA. As of the 2000 census, there were 3,636 people living in the town. Madison is Morgan County’s county seat.

Majority of its almost 100 antebellum houses have been painstakingly rebuilt, resulting to Madison being named (and was voted #1) ‘The Prettiest Small Town in America’ by Holiday Travel magazine.

Madison experiences 47 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 0 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Madison are 220. The lowest temperature is in January, at 32° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 91° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Madison is $208,162 (in 2000, it was 110,300). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $43, 273; attached units and townhomes: $84,820; all residential units: $297,685; and detached homes: $321,414.

In Madison, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 83.3, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Recognized as the Southeast’s first graded school house, the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center now acts as the town’s arts center and hosts various events all year round. Inside, visitors may tour art galleries and museums and learn about the rich history of Madison.

Hard Labor Creek State Park is off Interstate 20 between Covington and Madison. It boasts the Creek Golf Course, a famous and one of the most excellent golf courses in Georgia. Moreover, the park has a lake with a swimming beach, fully equipped cottages, a modern campground, and over 24 miles of paths for horseback riding and hiking.

The Madison Artist Guild Cottage at Town Park is Madison’s oldest existing structure. This quaint cottage is where the Madison Artists Guild is housed. It acts as the headquarters of the guild and houses an art library, which can be used by members, as well as a gallery that showcases member’s work.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

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Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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