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Sallie Ellis Davis House

301 S Clark St
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3343

The Sallie Ellis Davis House, once the residence of the dedicated Baldwin County educator Sallie Ellis Davis, stands as a testament to her remarkable life. Born in 1877 to an African American woman and an Irish man, Davis chose a path of service, educating hundreds of African American children despite the challenges of a segregated South. Throughout her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School, Davis impacted the lives of Baldwin County children, promoting the belief that hard work and education could overcome any obstacles. In the segregated community of Milledgeville, she became an inspiration and a pillar, encouraging excellence and urging her students to aspire to greatness. Today, the Sallie Ellis Davis House preserves her legacy and is open for tours by appointment, with ADA compliance. Admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, pre-booked groups, and students, while Georgia College faculty, staff, students, and children under 6 enjoy free entry. To schedule a tour, please contact their office at 478-445-5889.