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Milledgeville, Georgia (Fanning's, 1853)

Gazetteer/Almanac

Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 223.

MILLEDGEVILLE, city, seat of justice of Baldwin со., and capital of the state of Georgia, situated at the head of steamboat navigation on Oconee river, and is 300 miles from the sea; from W. 648 ms. The city is built on elevated and somewhat uneven ground, in the midst of a rich and populous cotton-producing region, and is laid out with broad streets and pleasant squares. The statehouse is a fine edifice of Gothic architecture, surmounted by a cupola, and containing in its halls portraits of General Oglethorpe and other eminent men of earlier times. Among the prominent buildings, are banks, a market-house, governor's house, state arsenal, and churches. A bridge extends to the west bank of the river. Pop. in 1810, 1,236; in 1820, -----; in 1830, 1,599; in 1840, 2,095; in 1850, 2,216.

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