Madison has a large share of antebellum homes that were spared from burning during the Civil War. Many businesses were destroyed during Sherman's army march, but he agreed to keep these beautiful homes in tact. This was mainly due to the fact that Georgia Senator, Joshua Hill, who was known as a Unionist and made a "gentleman's agreement" with General Sherman. The Union army marched through the town of Madison, after burning all of Atlanta in November, 1864.
The Welcome Center did not open until 1:30 PM, so we toured the historic downtown on our own.
We selected Perk Avenue Cafe and Coffee House.
The food was fresh, delicious and it appeared to be a local favorite!
We missed the Spring Tour by a few weeks, so if you visit Madison, there are only three homes open to the public for either a self-guided tour, or you will be with a tour guide to offer history facts as you walk through the home.
The house is a fine example of Piedmont Plain-style architecture
seen throughout the rural Southern United States.
Designed as a two-over-two style, the back shed portion most likely was added around 1820 when census records showed that 18 people lived in the house.
washing and ironing at 50 cents a load.
showing the "imperfection" of our lives.
who served as a physician during the Civil War
built in 1811.
in that very bed and the baby died two days later.
ghostly image of a woman's form holding a baby.