Georgia Civil War Heritage signs come to Madison

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March 29, 2016, MADISON, GA – The non-profit organization Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® proudly announces the installation of two additional “interpretive markers” in Morgan County. These two markers are the newest additions to the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®. They join another marker installed last year at the old Madison depot on West Jefferson Street. Styled like markers used by the National Park Service, each one describes historic events that occurred in Morgan County during the Civil War. The markers were paid for by a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation generously supplemented by Morgan County and the City of Madison. One of the two newest Morgan County interpretive markers is installed in the center of Rutledge. Entitled “Rutledge Station,” it describes the events that took place there during the March to the Sea. The second new marker is located at Blue Springs Marina on Lake Oconee. It details the burning by some of General Sherman’s soldiers of the important Georgia Railroad bridge over the Oconee River (Lake Oconee). Like all Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails interpretive markers, both new markers include several photos, maps and other colorful graphics. Morgan County’s three new interpretive markers are among over sixty others already installed or planned along the entire length of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail stretching from metro Atlanta “to the sea.” Hundreds of roadway “trailblazer” signs bearing the colorful Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails logo are also being installed, enabling motorists to drive many of the exact same historic roads once used by the opposing armies. For more information about Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails visit its website at: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org.

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