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About Milledgeville

Just a few steps off the Georgia College campus lies historic downtown Milledgeville. This is not another small, sleepy Georgia town. Downtown is a thriving hub of activity - filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

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Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce
Milledgeville Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Historical Highlights of Milledgeville
Milledgeville was designed as a Capital city and chartered in 1803. It was selected to be the state capital because of its central location and the abundance of natural springs. The Old Capitol Building sits on the campus of Georgia Military College, just a few blocks from the Georgia College campus.

Pecans, a Georgia commodity, were first grown in Milledgeville.

Murder, second offense horse stealing, highway robbery and counterfeiting were considered capital offenses in antebellum Milledgeville.

Sherman's troops poured molasses in the organ pipes of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, a Milledgeville landmark.

Famous People Who Lived in Milledgeville
Flannery O'Connor, also a graduate of Georgia College with a special collection in the library; Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy fame, and U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson, known as the "Father of the two-ocean Navy".

Nearby Cities
Atlanta: about 90 miles
Macon: about 40 minutes
Savannah: about 160 miles

Driving Directions
From Atlanta (heading east): Take 1-20 East to Exit 114 (Madison). Turn right onto Highway 441 South. Follow Highway 441 South to Milledgeville (about 45 miles). Entering Milledgeville, continue straight so that you follow the business section of Hwy. 441 to Montgomery Street. Turn left.

From Atlanta (heading south): Take I-75 South and use either Exit 212 or Exit 205 to travel to Jackson, Georgia. In Jackson, take Highway 16 to Monticello, then Highway 212 to Milledgeville. Highway 212 ends at Highway 22. Turn left.

From Macon: Take either Highway 22 or Highway 49. Both routes lead straight to Georgia College & State University.

From Augusta or Columbia, S.C.: On 1-20 west, exit at Camak (Exit 165), follow Route 80 to Warrenton, Highway 16 to Sparta, and Highway 22 to Milledgeville.

From Savannah: Take I-16 West, Exit Highway 441 North at Dublin. Follow 441 North to Gray/Milledgeville Road (Highway 22 East). Turn right.

If you fly to Macon Municipal or Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, a rental car is your best option for travel to Milledgeville.

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