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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.Photo by Billy Hathorn CC BY-SA 3.0MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
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* Madisonville * Normangee * Midway * North Zulch *
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Apr 2018: Death News: PHILLIPS; Marriage News: MORGAN, CURRIENov 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeSept 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from JusticeJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
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