Place:Madison, Illinois, United States

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NameMadison
Alt namesMadisonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Located inIllinois, United States     (1812 - )
See alsoAdams, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Calhoun, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Fulton, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Greene, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hancock, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Henry, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Jo Daviess, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Knox, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Macoupin, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Mercer, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Montgomery, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Morgan, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Pike, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Putnam, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Sangamon, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Schuyler, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
St. Clair, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tazewell, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Warren, Illinois, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Madison County is part of the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metro Area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 269,282, which is an increase of 4.0% from 258,941 in 2000. The county seat is Edwardsville, home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The largest city in the county is Granite City. To the north, Alton is known for its abolitionist and American Civil War-era history. It is also the home of Southern Illinois University Dental School.

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History

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Madison County was established on September 14, 1812. It was formed from parts of Randolph and St. Clair counties and named for President James Madison. At the time of its formation, Madison County included all of the modern State of Illinois north of St. Louis, as well as all of Wisconsin, part of Minnesota, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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. The county had a large working population, and the county and surrounding area was a center of strength for the Democratic Party.

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 (nicknamed "Metro East"), 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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1802 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1803 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1813 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1858 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
1820 13,550
1830 6,221
1840 14,433
1850 20,441
1860 31,251
1870 44,131
1880 50,126
1890 51,535
1900 64,694
1910 89,847
1920 106,895
1930 143,830
1940 149,349
1950 182,307
1960 224,689
1970 250,934
1980 247,691
1990 249,238

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Madison County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.madison.il.us/


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