Morgan County, GA (Madison, GA and surrounding areas) Information and Morgan County School Districts
A magical southern city just an hour east of Atlanta, Madison is the town Sherman refused to burn on his infamous March to the Sea. Its National Register Historic District is one of the state’s largest collection of 19th century architecture, earning it a place on Budget Travel Magazine’s list of the “World’s 16 Most Beautiful Towns” and Southern Living Magazine’s list of the “South’s Best Small Towns.” Madison combines with nearby Rutledge to house more than 170 antiques dealers, 40 boutiques and 20 unique eateries. Aristocratic from its 1807 founding, Madison keeps its cultural edge with offerings from the visual and performing arts to epicurean delights served in an array of venues, whether very fine dining or riverside outings at area farms. Art, food, music and agricultural festivals abound throughout the year.
Ad Valorem tax, more commonly known as property tax, is a large source of revenue for local governments in Georgia. The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property which is established as of January 1 each year. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40% of fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rate (mill rate) levied by various entities. One mill is equal to $1 for each $1000 of assessed value or 1.