Downtown Athens, Georgia

I’m a girl who loves proponent travel more than anything. I spend my days dreaming of all the sites I want to see…

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I love to travel. I love to see new places. I love to explore, and take in the uniqueness of places, that have their own personality. Athens, Georgia: whether you are just passing through, spending an amazing 4 months (or 4 years), or settling down- it is one of the most unique and memorable cities that exist.

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An Antebellum Wonderland: Madison County, Georgia

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Joshua Hill Home (1835) Once home to Senator Joshua Hill (elected to congress in 1856)  Credited with persuading General Sherman to spare Madison on his “March to the Sea.”

Established in 1809, Madison is the seat and the largest town in Morgan County. Madison was incorporated in 1809 and named in honor of U.S. president James Madison, who negotiated a treaty with nearby Creek Indians. Many of the town’s original settlers had received land grants in the region as compensation for their service during the American Revolution (1775-83). The early town flourished as a stagecoach stop, and an in-town residence for planters’ families. Described before the War as “The most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans”, Madison has been welcoming visitors from around the world for almost two centuries.

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