Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Town Park



Marker ID: CMAD 
Location: Town Park, Jefferson St., Madison, GA
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 33° 35.845    W 083° 28.161
  33.59741666    -83.46935
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMR831
The Town Park Marker
Photo by David Seibert



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Town Park reflects the foresight, leadership and hard work of so many - a true public-private partnership. Revitalization plans and Bicentennial celebration efforts converged in 2000 upon the idea of reestablishing a downtown green space.

By 2004 the Downtown Development Authority, through preservation and acquisition donations, acquired four parcels of property - equivalent to two city blocks. The next year witnessed the demolition of non-historic structures, plan development, and official groundbreaking. Fundraising by the Madison Bicentennial Committee inspired individuals, families, and foundations to give generously, while professionals and businesses provided in-kind support.

An emphasis on heritage design inspired a recast Cooke Fountain and recreated Victorian gazebo (both from the town square), a Neoclassical Pavilion, and Park Cottage restoration. Town Park is Madison's Bicentennial Legacy - an outdoor venue, civic gathering ground, development catalyst, greenspace, and downtown landmark - dedicated in 2009.

City of Madison, Madison Bicentennial Commission 1809-2009




The Town Park
Photo by David Seibert



 

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