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Columns and Culture- a view of Milledgeville Georgia

In taking an afternoon stroll down the streets of historic downtown Milledgeville last week my husband commented "I wonder how many columns are with a 6 block radius of here?"  

It was rhetorical because, frankly there are too many to count.  There are many streets in the downtown area that are still residential and it's a wonderful place to live.  It's filled with both columns and culture.  Milledgeville is known as the "First Lady of Georgia."

It would take more than one day to take it all in there is so much to do and see, but a wonderful place to start is the trolley tour.  Historic downtown Milledgeville is a wonderful place to live filled with stately southern mansions, the historic governor's mansion and the capitol where the Georgia legislators voted to secede from the Union during a fascinating period in Georgia and U.S. history.  

There are rarely many homes homes for sale at the same time in downtown Milledgeville. When I checked today there was just one.  But I made this search where it will show any homes in the downtown area any day you click the link.

Downtown Millegeville, Georgia is the only city in the country built and designed as a state Capital.  The area was surveyed and 84 square acres became the downtown area of Milledgeville, Georgia.  It was in 1804 the the state legislature declared Milledgeville to be the new capital of Georgia.  In 1807 fifteen wagons, escorted by troops, left Louisville, the former capital, carrying the treasury and public records of the state.  The old capital building with its pointed arched windows and battlements ma rked it as America's FIRST public building in the Gothic revival style.  The former legislation chambers have been used for the current state legislation a couple of times in the past 10 years since the building was restored.  It also now houses a wonderful museum.

Just a few of the wonderful sites to see and things to do within just minutes of downtown Historic Milledgeville are:  And hours and more things can be found on the tourism website

ALLIED ARTS, INC.

Regional and local artists on display, Workshops and classes  201 N. Wayne Street (478)452-3950

BLACKBRIDGE HALL ART GALLARY

National and regional contemporary artists and Georgia College and State University art majors (478-445-4572

ALLEN MARKET BUILDING

A 1911 building that has been adapted into theater, meeting and studio space (478) 452-3950

GEORGIA OLD CAPITAL MUSEUM

Located on the campus of Georgia Military College.  Civil war era and native American artifacts 478-453-1803

ANDALUSIA

Family Home of author Flannery O'Connor.  Tours are available.  Guest lecturers sometimes.  Call for tour information and hours of operation 478-454-4029

THE OLD GOVERNORS MANSION

The mansion has been restored to its 1851 appearance.  Tours run Tuesday through Saturday.  All tours begin on the hour 478-445-4545

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic era fossils from Georgia and around the world.  Limited Hours  Call for information 478-445-0809

 There are also two colleges right downtown Millegeville:  

Georgia College & State University

Georgia Military College

So if you are looking for a stately home in a place where you can never run out of things to do and see give me a call and I'd be happy to make an appointment to show you property in downtown historic Milledgeville, Georgia.

And the RiverWalk is one of my favorite places to visit.  Check out the wonderful park setting and you'll want to visit too.

 

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