“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
Days spent with my hubby are always my favorites. Last Thursday, Butch had to travel for business and I decided to tag along! I always look forward to spending a day riding in his truck, talking, listening to music, finding good local food, and taking a little nap…not for him, but for me! Makes for a perfect day! As we were driving about an hour outside of Atlanta, I noticed a sign for Madison…and although we’ve never been there, it rang a bell. I had just read that Southern Living Readers voted Madison as one of the top ten South’s Best Small Towns. I mentioned to Butch that we should stop there, but we were on a tight schedule so he said we would make a stop on our way home if it wasn’t dark. We went on to our final destination and guess what? On our way back, there was plenty of daylight left! Just as he promised, we stopped and took a short stroll in this lovely small Southern town. Lace up your shoes and take a walk with me…I covered a lot of ground in less than an hour!
As General Sherman’s Union Army marched to the sea in 1864, they did not burn the houses in Madison. Senator Joshua Hill from Madison was a strong unionist who had resigned his seat in 1861 rather than join the rest of the Georgia delegation in seceding from the union. He had made a gentleman’s agreement with Sherman not to burn Madison.
Madison boasts a wealth of Antebellum and Victorian structures, from modest cottages and opulent town houses with formal boxwood gardens, to nationally recognized public buildings. These fine structures stand today as a monument to an era when cotton was king.
Madison is one of the best preserved antebellum towns in the South. Wealthy planters built elegant town houses in Madison. The town grew as the cotton economy prospered during the first half of the 19th century.
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