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Madison County Courthouse, 1901, Danielsville

Madison County Courthouse Danielsville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

National Register of Historic Places

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Crawford W. Long Statue, Danielsville

Crawford W Long Statue Danielsville GA Madison County Courthouse Grounds Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Dr. Crawford Williamson Long was born in Danielsville on 1 November 1815. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. While in college, Long participated in what were known as “ether frolics”, obtaining a slightly altered state by the use of nitrous oxide. This led him to believe there was a possibility that a similar application could be used to alleviate pain during surgery. Upon returning to Georgia, he began a practice in Jefferson. Since he couldn’t procure nitrous oxide in rural Georgia he began experimenting with sulfuric ether. On 30 March 1842 he used sulfuric ether to render patient James M. Venable unconscious for the removal of a tumor. When Venable regained consciousness, he felt no pain. This was the first use of sulfuric ether as an anesthetic and Long went on to become nationally recognized for his pioneering work. He later moved to Athens, where he continued a thriving practice. He died there on 16 June 1878. Long County, in southeast Georgia, was named in his honor in 1920.

In 1926, a statue of Long by Scottish-American sculptor J. Massey Rhind was placed in the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. This is likely contemporary to that date and appears to be a copy. The base of the large statue contains general biographical information and this quote: “My profession is to me a ministry from God.”

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/science-medicine/crawford-long-1815-1878

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Danielsville Hardware

Danielsville GA Madison County Hardware Stoer Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This place is a landmark, and a living landmark at that. The whole time I was walking around the courthouse square, cars were pulling in and out of here constantly. They had a great selection of flowers and garden plants right out front and it seemed to be the place to be in Danielsville. The first floor is a traditional hardware store while the second floor is filled with antiques.

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Vernacular Office Building, Danielsville

Danielsville GA Madison County Vernacular 19th Century House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Located on the courthouse square, this house appears to be of 19th-century (possibly antebellum) construction. It’s presently used as an office for the Broad River Watershed Assocation.

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Vegetable Truck, Danielsville

Danielsville GA Madison County Truck Farmer Produce Selling Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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