Place:Madison, Alabama, United States

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NameMadison
Alt namesDecatursource: Family History Library Catalog
Madisonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.733°N 86.567°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1808 - )
See alsoMarshall, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Census-designated place
New Market
Redstone Arsenal
Deserted settlement
Mason Lake
Inhabited place
Adair Ford
Ashland
Baltimore Hill
Bell Factory
Bellemeade
Belview Heights
Berkley
Big Cove
Bloucher Ford
Blue Spring Garden
Bobo Station ( 1890 - 1978 )
Bravo
Brentwood
Browns Corner
Brownsboro
Buckhorn
Bucks Canyon
Bucks Mill
Buggs Chapel
Burrows
Butler Mill
Byrd Springs
Canterbury
Carter Grove
Cedar Point
Cedar Valley
Cedargate
Chase
Cherokee Hills
Cherry Creek
Cherrytree
Chimney Springs
Clarkdale
Clarksville Landing
Cluttsville
Colonial Hills
Country Club Gardens
Country Club Park
Country Village
Deposit
Double Tree
Dug Hill
Eastridge
Echols Hill
Edgemont
Elkwood
Elon
Endsley Acres
English Terrace
Fannings Crossing
Fishtrap Ford
Fisk
Five Points
Fleming Hills
Forest Park
Fox Run
Gentily Forest
Gladstone
Glen Park
Green Acres
Green Cove Meadows
Greenbriar
Greenfield
Greenhill
Grove Park
Grove View Acres
Gurley
Haden
Harvest
Hazel Green
Hillmont
Hillsboro
Hillview Acres
Hillwood
Hobbs Island
Hoover
Huntsville Hills
Huntsville ( 1805 - )
Incline
Indian Hills
Jeff
Johnson
Keys Mill
Lakewood Manor
Lily Flagg
Lincoya
Line
Lynwood Gardens
Madison Crossroads
Madison Highlands
Madison Point
Madison
Manley Crossroads
Maple Hill
Maysville
McCaleb Mill
Meadow Trace
Meridianville
Mint Spring
Monrovia
Moontown
Moores Mill
Mount Carmel
Mount Lebanon
Mountain Heights
Nebo
New Haven
New Hope
New Sharon
North Daye Hill
Northside Acres
Northwood
Norton
Oak Grove
Oak Leaf
Oak Park
Oakwood
Old Monrovia
Owens Cross Roads
Pearsall Gardens
Pleasant Acres
Plevna
Rainbow
Ready Crossing
Redstone Park
Regent Forest
Ridgewood
Rolling Meadows
Rolling Woods
Roseboro
Russell Hill
Ryland Acres
Ryland
Saint Clair Store
Scenic View
Sherwood Park
Skinem
Skyline Acres
Slaughter Landing
South Gate
Stag Run
Steele Crossing
Stone Ridge
Sublett Mill
Sugar Tree
Sulphur Springs
Summit Place
Swancott
Swift Ford
Tara
The Woodlands
Three Forks
Toney
Triana Landing
Triana
Union Grove
Union Park
University Park
Valley Park
Vaughn Corners
Walker Woods
Walnut Grove
Westbury
Whitesburg
Willow Bend
Windsor Manor
Woodridge
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville Metropolitan Area.

It is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The county is named in honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America, and the first to visit the state of Alabama. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 334,811. Its county seat is Huntsville. Madison County covers parts of the former Decatur County. Image:Madison County, AL.jpg

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History

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Madison County was established on December 13, 1808 by the governor of the Mississippi Territory.[1] It is recognized as the "birthplace" of Alabama, which was founded there on December 14, 1819. For much of the county's history, the economy revolved mainly around agriculture. Madison County was one of the largest cotton-producing counties in the state, and textile mills operated around the county.

This changed when a group of German rocket scientists, led by Wernher von Braun, came to Redstone Arsenal in 1950. They developed, among others, the Redstone rocket, which was modified to launch the first two Americans into space. Tens of thousands of jobs came to the area as a result of the Space Race, and the population of Madison County rose from 72,903 in 1950 to an estimated 2005 population of 298,192.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1809 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1809 Marriage records recorded Source:Madison County Records:Marriage Records from 1809 to 1939 Completed
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1810 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Probate records recorded Source:Madison County Probate: 7,300+ Probate Records uploaded of 15,424 files - Under Construction
1820 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 4,699
1820 17,481
1830 27,990
1840 25,706
1850 26,427
1860 26,451
1870 31,267
1880 37,625
1890 38,119
1900 43,702
1910 47,041
1920 51,268
1930 64,623
1940 66,317
1950 72,903
1960 117,348
1970 186,540
1980 196,966
1990 238,912

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