Madison GA – For whatever reason General Sherman didn’t burn Madison and for that we are eternally grateful. Here are some scenes from the 2014 spring tour.
The main house at Willow Oak Farm, constructed in 1866. A second home, known as the “gathering house” was erected in 2000 adjacent to this structure.
The gathering house at Willow Oak Farm, built in 2000, was featured in Vol. 2 of Great American Homes by William T. Baker. Willow Oak is a 1250-acre holding a few miles outside Madison.
The screened porch on the rear of the gathering house at Willow Oak Farm overlooks a swimming pool with a “diving board” made of a stone slab roughly shaped like the state of Georgia.
The moss garden at Willow Oak Farm.
The Madison Oaks Inn (Poullain Heights, 1905) is a lovely bed-and-breakfast near downtown Madison, Ga. You can stay for a night or forever. The property, with swimming pool, is on the market for somewhere north of one mil (as in 1,000,000).
The term “kicked out of bed” takes on new meaning at the Madison Oaks Inn, a bed-and-breakfast located in the home originally named Poullain Heights.
One of the inviting guest rooms at the Madison Oaks Inn
Sherman saw to it that his men received communion in the Madison Presbyterian Church in 1864. The troops promptly took the congregation’s silver communion service. Yankees.