Milledgeville is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is northeast of Macon along U.S. Highway 441 and is bordered on the east by the Oconee River. The rapid current of the river here made this an attractive location to build a city. It was the capital of Georgia from 1804 to 1868, notably during theAmerican Civil War. Milledgeville was preceded as the capital city by Louisville and was succeeded by Atlanta, the current capital.
The population of the town of Milledgeville was 18,382 at the 2010 census.
Milledgeville is along the route of the under-construction Fall Line Freeway, which will link Milledgeville with Augusta,Macon, Columbus, and other Fall Line cities with long histories from colonial Georgia.
Milledgeville is the principal city of the Milledgeville Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Baldwin and Hancock counties and had a combined population of 54,776 at the 2000 census. The Old State Capitol building is located in the city.
(Georgia's second capitol building), built 1807-1837 (1937 photo)
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Location in Baldwin County and the state of Georgia