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Madison County, Illinois
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Madison County
Founded September 14, 1812
It was formed from parts of Randolph and St. Clair counties
Named for President James Madison
The county seat is Edwardsville, and its largest city is Granite City.

In the late 19th century, Madison County became an industrial region, and in the 20th century was known first for Graniteware, and later for its steel mills, oil refineries, and other heavy industries.  Industrial restructuring cost many jobs and reduced the population. The county now is part of semi-rural, sparsely populated east of the St. Louis metropolitan area , as is neighboring St. Clair County.
In 2009, the EPA issued an air pollution report that ranked Madison County as the county with the second-highest cancer risk in the country due to air pollution, second only to Los Angeles County, California.

Cities, Towns, and Villages
Alhambra * Alton * Bethalto * Collinsville * East Alton * Edwardsville * Fairmont City * Glen Carbon * Godfrey * Granite City * Grantfork * Hamel * Hartford * Highland * Livingston * Madison * Marine * Maryville * New Douglas * Pontoon Beach * Rosewood Heights * Roxana * South Roxana * St. Jacob * Troy * Venice * Williamson * Wood River * Worden

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Website Updates:
May 2017:  1855 Delinquent Tax List, obits for WEEKS, BAILEY, WHALEN.  bio for ALLISON
Dec 2016:  obit for WILKINS, BROWNING



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