Lodging Establishments

Lodging Establishments (HMXHP)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.783', W 83° 28.05'

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With the arrival of the railroad, the traditional inn or tavern along former stagecoach routes gave way to boarding houses and hotels. In Madison, lodging sprang up along Jefferson Street to the square, providing rooms as well as sites for public dining, entertainment, and gatherings. Antebellum accommodations included the American Hotel (corner of W. Jefferson & Main streets) and the Planter's Hotel (corner of E. Jefferson & Hancock streets), later expanded as the Madison Hotel (1871-1891).

During Madison's Victorian heyday, the lack of a hotel was intolerable so a three-story, high style structure emerged — the Turnell-Butler Hotel (1892, burned 1930). Built on the former Madison Hotel site, the new landmark would later be known variously as the Hotel Turnell, Hotel Madison, and new Morgan Hotel. This impressive establishment encompassed 40 rooms with private baths, a large dining room, and even a third-floor ballroom.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271032 N 3720134
Decimal Degrees33.59638333, -83.46750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.783', W 83° 28.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 46.98" N, 83° 28' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 W Jefferson St, Madison GA 30650, US
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