Community Settlement

Community Settlement (HMVYR)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.717', W 83° 27.967'

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Establishment of Madison was part of a larger movement to settle the Georgia frontier and the westward population shift. The first division of town land created 48 original lots, each measuring 100 by 200 feet. Lots were sold on February 23, 1809, with the average lot sale being $155. Early dwellings and enterprises were modest, frame structures.

Lot No. 6 sold for $111 to Reuben Rogers who built a dwelling. Known as an I-House or Piedmont Plain, this type of structure was particularly popular in the Upland South and often built by well established farmers and townsfolk. The Rogers House (c.1810) is significant as the last remaining residence from the period of the town's original founding on its original lot.

Opened for tourism in 1992 and later joined by the Rose Cottage (1893), the house serves as an excellent example of community cooperation: property ownership by Morgan County; leadership and funding for restoration, furnishings, and operation by the City; and management of the museum complex provided by the Morgan County Historical Society.

Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Madison, Madison Bicentennial Commission 1809-2009
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271157 N 3720009
Decimal Degrees33.59528333, -83.46611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.717', W 83° 27.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 43.02" N, 83° 27' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1887 E Jefferson St, Madison GA 30650, US
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