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Madison County Alabama
Madison County was established on December 13, 1808 by the governor of the Mississippi territory and named in honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America, and the first to visit the state of Alabama. Its county seat is Huntsville. It covers parts of the former Decatur County.
Madison County is recognized as the "birthplace" of Alabama, which was founded here on December 14, 1819.
For much of the county's history, the economy has revolved mostly around agriculture. Madison County was one of the largest cotton-producing counties in the state of Alabama, and textile mills operated around the county.
This all changed when a group of German rocket scientists, led by Wernher von Braun, came to Huntsville in 1950. They developed the Mercury-Redstone Rocket, which eventually became the first vehicle to launch an American into space. Tens of thousands of jobs came to the area as a result of the "space race". [Source: wikipedia.org]Photo by Chris Pruitt CC BY-SA 3.0MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Huntsville (county seat) * Madison * New Hope * Gurley * Owens Cross Roads * Triana * Harvest *
* Hazel Green * Meridianville * Moores Mill * New Market * Redstone Arsenal * Big Cove * Brownsboro * Chase * Hobbs Island * Maysville * Monrovia * Moontown * Plevna * Rainbow * Ryland * Toney *
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Online Data CourtRecords NativeAmerican Records SlaveryRecords Wills andProbate Records Website Updates:
Apr 2018: Family Records: BURLESON Family BibleMar 2018: Website updated and pages are mobile friendly; Death News: BELL; Crime News: PICKETT; Schools: BASCOM FEMALE INSTITUTE
Dec 2017: Sick List News: HAWKE, FACKER, CARTER
Nov 2017: Crime News: KING, LANE - Transcribed by Heather Holley
Aug 2017: Early Marriages
Jul 2017: Community News; Marriage News: HOWELL, RICHARDSON, RAY, HARDING, FOWLKES, ALLEN
Apr 2017: Misc Records: 1923 County Officers; Death News: BOGGS
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