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County Information
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]

 

 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

* Gurley * Harvest * Hazel Green * Huntsville (part - part of Huntsville is in Limestone County) *
* Madison (part - part of Madison is in Limestone County) * Meridianville * Moores Mill *
* New Hope * New Market * Owens Cross Roads * Redstone Arsenal * Triana *


 

 
Online Data
Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries Census Records
Church Records Death Records History Marriage Records
Military Records Misc Records Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries and Death Records
Pioneer Families Post Office Records School Records Wills and Probate Records
Website Updates:
Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners
Mar 2015: Obit: HORTON - Submitted by Candi Horton
Feb 2015: Bio: PICKENS
Jan 2015: Marriage News: ROBERTSON, BROOKS, ROBINSON, JONES, TERRY, FACKLER, FULLINGTON, MARION; Bios: CALDWELL; Death News: SPRAGGINS, MATTHEWS, CLAY, POPE, DARWIN, MITCHEL, SPILLMAN, JOHNSON, CORRIGAN
Dec 2014: Bio: ROSS, CROSS
Nov 2014: School: Huntsville State Normal College - transcribed by Michael Upchurch
Bio: LANSDEN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Oct 2014: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
Sep 2014: Bio: GRIFFIN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bio: WHITMAN, JONES
Aug 2014: Bio: CANNADY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bio: ROBINSON, DOWNS, MURRAY, SCRUGGS, HINDS, BALDRIDGE, SKEGGS;
Jul 2014: Bios: MOORE, HARRIS, DEMENT, ESKINE, BALDRIDGE, LOWRY, SHELBY, BARRON, LOVETT, SMITH, JONES, BANISTER, NEWMAN, MCCULLOUGH, HUNT, WHITE, PATTON, WISE, WELLS, LUDWIG, WHITE, DAVIS, WHITE, CROSS, HUTCHENS, BONE, ECHOLS, ROPER, DUNCAN, MASTIN, MURRAY, SMITH, CURRY, CAMPBELL, STEVENS, RISON, LANDMAN, HUNT, FRANKLE, SLOSS, SKEGGS, BANKS, Obit: LINDSEY; Mil: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
May 2014: Bio: MASTIN - Transcribed by Nina Kramer; Bio: TAYLOR, ERSKINE, GOODNER - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Mil: WWI: Wounded List of October 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
Apr 2014: Bio: LOWRY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Misc Data: Water Mills of Madison County in 1886
Mar 2014: Crime News: CHILDRESS
Feb 2014: History of Huntsville - 1888; List of Known Newspapers of Madison County; Bio: RHETT, O'SHAUGHNASSEY,  SPEAKE, TAYLOR, HUMES, PATTON, HUNDLEY, BRANDON, DAY, ROBINSON, LANE, BUCK, COLEMAN

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 Surrounding Counties

Lincoln County, TN (north)

Franklin County, TN (northeast)

Jackson County (east)

Marshall County (southeast)

Morgan County (southwest across the Tennessee River)

Limestone County (west)

 


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