Community Settlement historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Community Settlement historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Morgan County
Cities and towns--Georgia--Madison
Historic buildings--Georgia--Madison
Location:
United States, Georgia, Morgan County, 33.5908249, -83.4923823
United States, Georgia, Madison County, 34.1277837, -83.2090373
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: E. Jefferson St. at Court House, Madison
Text of marker: "COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT. 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 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. CITY OF MADISON MADISON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION 1809-2009 A PRESERVE AMERICA COMMUNITY"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_community-settlement
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_community-settlement
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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