History and Genealogy of Madison County Iowa

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County Information

Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for a number of covered bridges.
These bridges were featured in the book and movie, The Bridges of Madison County

The County seat is Winterset

John Wayne
Born Marion Robert Morrison
In Winterset, Iowa
May 26, 1907

Covered Bridges

Cedar Bridge
Hogback Bridge
Imes Bridge
Cutler-Donahoe Bridge
Holliwell Bridge
Roseman Bridge



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Website updates:
23 Apr 2017:
Historical Info: Histories - 1940 County History
Historical Info: People - Who's Who - William Ackerman; Charles Webber Aikins; Glen J. Anderson; Neil W Anderson; Charles C Armsbrest

Past Updates


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