Madison, Georgia – Incorporated 1809
"Since incorporation on December 12, 1809, Madison has matured as a lovely town with strong roots, high hopes, and an active citizenry. Each of us, either through birth or happy circumstance, have joined this community, becoming a part of its remarkable history and bright future. Our bicentennial year is a momentous shared occasion – an opportunity for reflection, celebration, and aspiration."
~ Bicentennial Closing Ceremony Program ~
In addition to a yearlong city calendar with special events by local civic and cultural organizations, the Madison Bicentennial Committee coordinated specific projects to share and mark community history.
Town Park, A Bicentennial Legacy Gift
As the event venue for Downtown Madison, this greenspace reflects the foresight, leadership, and generosity of so many - a true public-private partnership. Madison Main Street leases the park for its use for great community and regional events, outdoor concerts and movies, and small wedding or event rentals.
Madison Moments, Celebrating 200 Years: 1809-2009
Published weekly in the Morgan County Citizen, this series of history articles highlight community milestones, local points of interest, and vintage views. The collection of articles is great for inspiring and supplementing local heritage education projects.
Madison, A Classic Southern Town
The 200+ page, full color, wonderfully photographed and written book showcases incomparable architecture and landscapes and features an illustrated historic timeline and text. The coffee table book is available as a first edition or as a special bicentennial edition, produced in cooperation with a local non-profit.
Bicentennial Heritage Marker Series: Madison-Morgan Heritage Experience
More than two dozen markers commemorate defining local moments and movements. A marker guide with walking and driving tours allows visitors to discover sites in the city and county, encompassing 50+ local, state, and national markers around Downtown Madison, in the Historic District, and throughout the surrounding countryside.