The Sanford House in Milledgeville
Gracie Childers
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Gracie Childers

Gracie is a junior at GCSU studying Mass Comm and French. She loves traveling (especially to Disney Parks), reading, watching movies, and singing along to Broadway musical soundtracks. When she’s not at Walt Disney World, she can usually be found driving around town in her red Mini Cooper. You can find her on Instagram @gracefullydisney.

Mean Marion Stembridge

Marion Stembridge is one of Milledgeville’s most notorious characters. Even decades after his death, whispers of his crimes still circulate around town. Some even say that Marion himself can still be seen and heard. His story is one of murder, intrigue, and pain. If you want to know more about the…

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The Spirits of the Tate House

The spookiest time of the year is almost here! We love the tales of the most haunted properties in Milledgeville and the spirits that inhabit them. The one that sends chills down our spine is the infamous Tate House and those that lived there. The Walker-Breedlove-Scott-Tate-Thompson house is…

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The Haunts of The Homestead

Built in 1818 by Peter Jones Williams, The Homestead has stood tall on Liberty Street for over 200 years. The home was the center of social life in Milledgeville and its walls held state officials, governors, and congressmen, among others. Besides being a gathering place, the Homestead belonged to…

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Tastiest Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is falling on a Taco Tuesday this year and we are already dreaming of all the delicious tacos we will consume! With so many tasty tacos to choose from in Milledgeville, we aren’t going to let social distancing hold us back from the food we love. The silver lining of ordering curbside…

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4 Ways to Make a Difference for Local Businesses

If you’re like us, it’s hard to sit on the sidelines these days without wanting to contribute and find ways to make a difference (beyond staying at home!) for the special places you love. From our new kids on the block to our iconic long-time businesses, our locally-owned business community needs…

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Milledgeville’s Can’t-Miss Dishes

Milledgeville is known for grand Antebellum homes lining the streets, a bright red trolley tour of Civil War history, and spending the day in the warm waters of Lake Sinclair. But once you have arrived, we will let you in on a secret… our food scene is ripe for discovery. We’re here to tell you…

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Your Guide to Getting the Most Out of Deep Roots

October is almost upon us and Deep Roots is just around the corner! This festival is one of the best things about our little town and there’s just so much to see and do. For a first timer, it can be overwhelming; four downtown streets are completely blocked off to hold it all! We’re here to tell you…

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Top 5 Plates at The Local Yolkal

The Local Yolkal Cafe was recently named to Explore Georgia’s Top 100 Plates of 2019! Every year, Explore Georgia releases their list of the best dishes all over the state and we are thrilled that Local Yolkal made this year’s cut! The restaurant’s Eggs Benedict (which comes in SEVEN different…

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Milledgeville History Makers: John Marlor

If you’ve walked the streets of Milledgeville, chances are you’ve noticed some of the gorgeous homes and buildings we have. Maybe you’ve done our historic walking tour and taken a moment to appreciate the architecture in the town. But, did you know that we have an entire style of architecture named…

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