The Georgetown Neighborhood is an often overlooked historic site in Madison, Indiana. It doesn’t have the grand tours and rarely makes the national travel press, but it’s well worth the time to experience via the HMI walking tour.
You can also learn more about this historic black settlement online. Here are a few documents to educate yourself about Georgetown and Madison’s role in the Underground Railroad.
- Read the National Parks Service guide to the area and the landmark AME Church built in 1850. They also detail Madison’s role in the Network to Freedom essay.
- Learn about the challenge of racial segregation in Madison’s history from local blogger Robyn Ryle
- Read a 2005 article from the Indianapolis Star about Madison’s African-American heritage.
- See a list of Jefferson County Historic markers on Wikipedia.
* Special thanks to Scott from Key West Shrimp House for posting the walking tour PDF.