Historic Markers Across Georgia

Community Settlement

Marker ID: CMAD 
Location: E. Jefferson St at Court House, Madison, GA
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 33° 35.717    W 083° 27.967
  33.59528333    -83.46611666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMR82T
Community Settlement Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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.

Erected 2011 by City of Madison, Madison Bicentennial Commission 1809-2009.

Community Settlement
Photo by David Seibert