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Madison County Texas

The judicial Madison County was formed on February 2, 1842, from Montgomery County.(Judicial counties were later declared unconstitutional because they had no legislative representation.) Becauseresidents of the northern parts of Walker and Grimes counties lived forty to fifty miles from their county seats,they petitioned the legislature for the establishment of a new county.
The formation of Madison County from Grimes, Walker, and Leon counties was approvedon January 27, 1853, and organization followed on August 7, 1854. Kittrell was instrumental in this effort, andbecame the county's first representative in the legislature. He selected the site for the county seat, which waspreferred because of its central location; he named the county and its seat for the nation's fourth president,James Madison.
Settlers in the future Madison County witnessed the Runaway Scrape in 1836, as citizensof Texas rushed toward the Trinity in an effort to escape the advance of Santa Anna. News of the victory at SanJacinto caused them to turn back before many had crossed the river. Madison County, reported to have been "wildand wooly" before and after the Civil War, was referred to as the "Free State of Madison." Between1854 and 1873 the county lost three courthouses to fire, and in 1967, yet another courthouse burned to the ground.The present building was completed in 1970.


* Madisonville * Normangee * Midway * North Zulch *


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Website Updates:
Sept 2015: Mil: Confederate Veterans - "A"s, "B"s, and "C"s
Jul 2015: Cemeteries: Midway Cemetery
Jun 2015: News: Newspapers of Madison County
Mar 2015: Death News: HARRIS; Married News; POLLOCK, ROSS, STANDLEY, BYERS; School News; Grammar School Honor Roll; Sick List News: MCGILL, AKINS; Visiting News; SWANSWICK, GRISSETT, SHELTON, BELL, ANDREWS, CARLEY, WARD, MURCHISORE
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties; Korean War Casualties
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; History: 1914 County Description
July 2014: Obit: ROBINSON - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Feb 2014:  WW2 Enlistments
Jan 2014:  Birth Records

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