Milledgeville is the county seat for Baldwin County. Located northeast of Macon, just before Eatonton and on the way to Athens along U.S. Highway 441, the city is located on the Oconee River.
Milledgeville’s history began in 1803 when the state of Georgia searched for a site for its new capital. Because of its central location, the planned capital city took shape and was given the name Milledgeville in honor of John Milledge, governor of Georgia (1802-1806) and donor of the land for the University of Georgia.
For more than 60 years, (1804 – 1868) Milledgeville was the capital mainly during the American Civil War. It was later succeeded by Atlanta, the current capital.
Milledgeville's historic district encompasses several cultures and boasts of more than 20 architectural landmarks, with more than a dozen identified as historical sites.
Homes vary from on the lake to off the lake and offer affordable living in a town with many amenities.
Favorite pastimes include The Old Governor’s Mansion, Lockerly Arboretum and the Milledgeville Trolly Tour. To learn more about what to do and see in Milledgeville go to: www.visitmilledgeville.org. You also can find addition information through the Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce.
Milledgeville's public school system is governed by the Baldwin County School District. Milledgeville's public schools' website is Baldwin County Schools.
Public elementary schools
Blandy Hills Elementary School
Creekside Elementary School
Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Midway Elementary School
Public middle school
Oak Hill Middle School
Public high school
Baldwin High School
Georgia Military College Prep School (grades 6 - 12)
John Milledge Academy (grades K-12), JMA's Website
Sinclair Christian Academy (grades Pre-K - 12)
Schools for higher education
Georgia Military College
Georgia College & State University - (commonly known as Georgia College)
Central Georgia Technical College
The school system building facilities were revamped during the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century, with all new buildings, including a new Board of Education office. This required relocation and merging of older schools. The concept of a middle school was introduced, whereas previously 6th through 9th grades were housed in separate schools. Closed older schools include:
Northside Elementary School
Southside Elementary School
West End Elementary School
Harrisburg Elementary School
Baldwin Middle School (was located in old Baldwin High School)
Boddie Junior High School (8th and 9th grades)
Baldwin High School (old location)
Carver Elementary School (5th and 6th grades / now an alternate school)
Sallie Davis Middle School (7th grade)