Milledgeville


Milledgeville
/mil"ij vil'/, n.
a city in central Georgia: state capital 1807-68. 12,176.

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      city, seat (1807) of Baldwin county, central Georgia, U.S. It lies on the Oconee River (dammed immediately north of the city to form Lake Sinclair), about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Macon. The town was founded in 1803 and named for John Milledge, then governor of Georgia. It was the capital of Georgia for 60 years (1807–67), after which the capital moved to Atlanta. Relatively little damage was done to it during the American Civil War by Union General William Tecumseh Sherman (Sherman, William Tecumseh) on his march to Savannah; many fine antebellum homes remain, including the John Marlor House (now an arts centre). The old statehouse (restored after a fire in 1941) is now part of Georgia Military College (founded 1879). The Old Governor's Mansion (1838) is on the campus of Georgia College and State University (chartered as a women's teaching college in 1889).

      The city is an agricultural trading centre, with light manufacturing (textiles, aircraft parts, and ceramic products from local clays) and tourism also contributing to the economy. It is the site of the Central State Hospital (founded in 1837 as the State Sanitarium). The writer Flannery O'Connor (O'Connor, Flannery) spent much of her life in Milledgeville; her library and papers are collected at Georgia College and State University, her alma mater. Lockerly Arboretum is just southwest of the city, and a segment of Oconee National Forest lies about 15 miles (25 km) to the northwest. Inc. town, 1806; city, 1836. Pop. (1990) 17,727; (2000) 18,757.

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