2001 Eatonton Road
Madison, GA 30650
Phone: (706) 342-1839
Fax: (706) 342-1895
Unique in that it is the only home in town with four columns flanked by two square piers, this historic Greek Revival showplace was built by Dr. William Johnston, a prominent physician in Madison. Look for romantic messages etched on the windows and be mindful of a mysterious presence that sometimes evidences itself in an upstairs bedroom.
A fine example of Piedmont Plain style architecture seen throughout the rural Southern United States, this historic house was designed as a two-over-two style with the back shed portion most likely added around 1820.
Adeline Rose, a woman who was born into slavery, built this historic house. She worked in town washing and ironing at 50 cents a load and most of her early work was done for the boarders of the Hardy House, which was owned by the mother of the famous comedian Oliver Hardy. Tours of the house are available.
Several well known films have been produced at this historic Neoclassical Revival, Beaux Arts style courthouse that is still in operation.
The original Indian settlement in Madison, this delightful park offers nature walking paths, an abundance of wildlife, and beautiful horticulture throughout the park.
Just a short hour's drive to the east takes locals to one of their favorite country retreats in Hard Labor Creek Park. Despite the name, leisure is more the order of the day, with day-trippers and overnight guests taking advantage of the park's four picnic shelters, 20 cottages, 46 trailer and RV sites, and miles of nature, hiking, and equestrian trails. A small boating lake is on hand for water sports and fishing, plus a fishing stream and golf course for more casual outdoor enthusiasts.
Spread across 6,400 acres (26 square kilometers), the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center offers a wide range of activities. Visitors can explore the scenic landscape or enjoy activities like hunting, fishing, horseback riding and so forth. The on-site Conference Center and Banquet Hall can be rented for private and corporate events.
One time inhabited by the settler William Daniell, this historic house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on its original site. The house is one of the oldest houses in Oconee County and is now used for weddings, receptions, family reunions, business meetings, educational exhibits, and various meetings and functions.
The Japer County Courthouse is a historic structure that is spread over less than one acre of land. Featuring in it's Classic Revival style, the house was made up of marble and bricks and consisted of an octagonal dome clock tower on the top which added to the beauty of the County.
Eagle Tavern is one of the oldest structures in Oconee County, Georgia, United States. It was built in 1801 for people seeking protection from the Creek and Cherokee. It has a rich history and ghostly tales, and is a popular spot for many paranormal investigators. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1970.
The Rock Eagle is an archaeological site that has been created about 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. The site is called so, because of the enormous shaped eagle made out of pieces of quartzite. The site is an attraction as it offers recreational and educational opportunities. Summer camps, educational and environmental programs are conducted at the site to entertain and educate its visitors.
Crooked Creek Marina, in accordance with its name, is a wharf on a crooked waterfront. Offering scenic views of the Lake Sinclair, the marina hosts numerous cultural activities and events, Lake County Freedom Festival being one of them. Besides, it is also home to a few nightclubs and restaurants, Bone Island Grill being the most popular.