Dorsey

Dorsey (HMEH3)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 36.198', W 83° 32.581'

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On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of
Dorsey

As early as 1839, historic maps identify a community called Palestine in proximity to the community that became known as Dorsey. Located on the route traveled by the Georgia Railroad between the cities of Madison and Rutledge, Dorsey was located on the old Dixie Highway. Post office records indicate that it was a community of two- to three-hundred residents, and it boasted of a store and a cotton gin, as well as two churches and schools for both white and African American children. Though many of the civic structures associated with this community are no longer extant, numerous small family cemeteries in the area outlined boundaries of his former community. Dorsey was also the location of a Section Line for the Georgia Railroad. This small brick house served as a residence for the railway maintenance foreman. Smaller houses served as residences for the section hands and their families.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Dorsey is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
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HM NumberHMEH3
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByMorgan County Bicentennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 264041 N 3721071
Decimal Degrees33.60330000, -83.54301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.198', W 83° 32.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 11.88" N, 83° 32' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2962-3148 Dixie Hwy, Madison GA 30650, US
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