Early Public Forum

Early Public Forum (HM22M6)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 34.633', W 83° 27.217'

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Common among the counties during the settlement period, Morgan County (1807) first transacted public business at a private residence - Fields Kennedy's home. After Madison was designated as the county seat in 1808 until the construction of a formal courthouse, the Superior and Inferior courts met here at the dwelling of Abraham McAfee (sheriff/local militia captain). The Inferior court was responsible for county improvements as well as Madison's initial survey and town layout.

McAfee's home (c.1806) is a form known as an "I-house" - two stories tall and one room deep typically with a central hall. Like many of Madison's early residences, the building featured rearward expansion, multiple porch additions, and the influence of popular architectural styles over time. Because of its significance, the property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 and became the first individual historic property designated outside of the Madison Historic District (NR 1974, 1990; locally designated 1989).
HM NumberHM22M6
Placed ByThe City of Madison Madison Bicentennial Commission 1809-2009 A Preserve America Community
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Date Added Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 272270 N 3717977
Decimal Degrees33.57721667, -83.45361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.633', W 83° 27.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 37.98" N, 83° 27' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800-1802 Bethany Rd, Madison GA 30650, US
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