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Madison County, Alabama
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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 Towns

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



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BIOGRAPHIES

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CEMETERIES

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CHURCH RECORDS

DEATHS

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

MISC DATA

NEWSPAPER DATA

OBITS

PIONEER FAMILIES

POST OFFICES

SCHOOLS

Website Updates:
 
November 2014: School: Huntsville State Normal College
Bio: LANSDEN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
October 2014: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
September 2014: Bio: GRIFFIN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bio: WHITMAN, JONES
August 2014: Bio: ROBINSON, DOWNS, MURRAY, SCRUGGS, HINDS, BALDRIDGE, SKEGGS
Bio: CANNADY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
July 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
April 2014: Bio: LOWRY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Misc Data: Water Mills of Madison County in 1886
March 2014: Crime News: CHILDRESS
February 2014: History of Huntsville - 1888; List of Known Newspapers of Madison County
Bio: O'SHAUGHNASSEY, RHETT, SPEAKE, TAYLOR, HUMES, PATTON, HUNDLEY, BRANDON, DAY, ROBINSON, LANE, BUCK, COLEMAN,

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013

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Helen Medlin


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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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