Heritage Hall

The home of the Morgan County Historical Society, known as Heritage Hall, is one of the most striking antebellum homes on Madison’s main street.

From the historical marker in front of this house:

As the county gained more plantations, Madison attracted nearby planters desiring to shop, socialize, learn, and worship. Some planters also built in-town homes. Antebellum architecture reflected the shift from the early yeoman farmer society to a slave-based plantation economy, dominated by a handful of planters whose grand homes spoke of their status.

Antebellum architecture also marked the community’s growing prosperity as well as an interest in the newly fashionable Greek Revival architecture. Stylish homes were added and older homes updated throughout the city environs, building a reputation of a progressive and cultured town.

The Johnston-Jones-Manley House (c.1811) acquired its later Greek Revival façade during the 1840-1850s and was moved 200 feet to face S. Main Street in 1908, thus allowing the construction of the Methodist Church (1914). In 1977, a Manley heir donated the home to the Morgan County Historical Society, Inc., who manages it as a heritage tourism site-Heritage Hall, a house museum with period furnishings.

Johnston-Jones-Manley House (circa 1811)
277 South Main Street
Madison, Georgia

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Another year to watch

So, it looks like 2018 will be full of bird watching opportunities.  The local avians are happy for some food with the weather turning cold and I am enjoying the chance to see them regularly.  The bluebirds are often mobbing my suet feeders.  At times, I have seen five or six hanging from every available surface all trying to get more of the food.

They tend to stay on the same feeder for long periods until a Mockingbird, Blue Jay or Woodpecker comes by and chases them off.  My column feeders are continually covered with sparrows and finches.  There is usually a waiting line on the ground or perched nearby.  I have to re-stock pretty often but I don’t mind at all.

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/10 – 1/50 sec – ISO 800

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Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

As we flip the calendar to 2018, the weather suddenly decided it is really winter.  Any time it gets below freezing in Georgia things kind of grind to a halt.  I’m hoping we at least get some sunshine.  If that happens, at least I can enjoy watching the birds from my window.

Hope you all stay warm today and the new year brings you great new adventures!

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600mm @ f/11 – 1/500 sec – ISO 800

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