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Hidden Gems in Morgan County

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Think you’ve seen it all after driving down Main Street? Think again! Morgan County is home to so many wonderful amenities and many are hidden throughout the county. Read on to learn about a few of our hidden gems!

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

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Credit: Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

Hidden away in Buckhead (the real Buckhead in rural Morgan County), the Steffen Thomas Museum celebrates the work of the late artist Steffen Thomas. Thomas was born in Fürth, Germany. As a teen, he worked on stone WWI monuments and later attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. After moving to America at the age of 22, he worked creating busts of southern dignitaries in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Thomas then moved to Stone Mountain, GA where he raised his children and continued to create sculptures and other art. After Thomas passed away in 1990, his wife, Sara Douglas, wanted to create a space to share his work but due to zoning constrictions at their home in Atlanta, they decided to house the museum in Buckhead. The land belonged to their son, and as a family they created the museum to preserve his art as well as educate generations to come.

The Museum is opened Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Admission to the museum is $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and Students, and free for children under 6. In addition to showing Thomas’ work, the museum also displays local artist’s exhibits as well as holding classes and art camps throughout the year.

Indian Creek Park

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Indian Creek Park is a 18 hole disk golf course and walking trails in Rutledge.  The perfect place to spend an afternoon, with a gazebo for a picnic and a playground for the kids. Take one of the two walking trails and enjoy the peace and quite of nature.

 Farmhouse Inn at Hundred Acre Farm


Located at Hundred Acre Farms in rural Madison, Farmhouse Inn is the perfect getaway for a weekend in the country.  Walk around the working farm and see all the animals, or grab a good book and take a seat on the porch. Breakfast in the morning is fresh off the farm. With 7 rooms of different sizes, there are plenty of options for a couples weekend or the perfect place to visit with your whole family. Hundred Acre Farm is also the perfect place to host your wedding at their beautiful chapel that was moved onto their property. To view this, and other lodging properties, click here.

 The Back Porch Design Co.

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Credit: The Back Porch Design Co. Facebook

We have LOVED the addition of Board & Brush to our downtown, and to make it even better, they recently added The Back Porch Design Co. to the front of their space. With home decor, accessories, skincare, candles, gifts, and Madison souvenirs, this is a not-so-hidden-gem-of-a-store you definitely don’t want to miss!

Rutledge Hardware Co.

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Credit: Rutledge Hardware Co. Facebook

In the heart of Downtown Rutledge is our final hidden treasure. Take a step back in time and visit Rutledge Hardware Company. Since 1891, Rutledge Hardware has been supplying Rutledge and the surrounding area with tools, seeds, and household items. With its original rolling ladders, shelves, and quite possibly the dust, a visit to Rutledge Hardware will be an experience in itself.

Thanks for reading, y’all!


115 E. Jefferson Street
Madison, GA 30650

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