Milledgeville is really a great place to live and has just about everything beginning with a prestigious military school, Georgia Military College, with its uniformed students, its beautiful campus and its impressive buildings – one of the most significant being the old statehouse which was the center of state government for 64 years – we were the capital of Georgia from 1804-1868. Just a little south of town, you will find the Theophilus Powell Building – part of what was once the largest insane asylum in the world. When you drive up to the Powell Building – you will think it looks just like Washington D.C.
Our riverfront is gorgeous and we have a vibrant downtown. Our hospital is large enough to take care of you but small enough to know you by name. We have retirement homes, we have assisted-living facilities and we have an exceptional technical college and churches of every denomination and every description.
And if you are looking for the ambiance of the old south – well, we can help you with that, too – we have the governor’s mansion (circa 1800’s), the wonderful Lockerly Arboretum, the Willis House, the Binion House, and entire downtown streets that qualify for the historic register.
We also have a 15000 acre lake, Lake Sinclair, with five hundred miles of shoreline dotted with charming cottages and some homes that remind one of Italian villas.
And then there is Georgia College – Georgia’s public liberal arts college – with over 6000 students. The college has brought to us beautiful buildings and many students from the Atlanta area – our professors originate from all over. The beautiful campus covers many blocks of downtown and west campus(which is located on the perimeter). The college influences the entire community – it brings culture i.e. plays, concerts, the symphony, the ballet to all of us – the students are exhilarating and certainly cause us to finely tune our driving – the streets belong to them during certain times of the day.
As for the local characters, they are everywhere. They are the originals, mostly born here and they want very much for you to like their town. They want to include you in the community because they like it and are proud of it!