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The Cities and communities of Madison County, Texas*



George

Madisonville (CS)

Midway

Normangee (portion)

North Zulch

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Information & Facts about Madison County, Texas

Government

County Courthouse
101 West Main Street
Madisonville, TX 77864-1948
Phone: (936) 348-2670
Fax: (936) 348-3763

County Seat: Madisonville

Population:

1980 - 10,596
1990 - 10,931
2000 - 12,940
2003 - 12,821 (estimate)

Density:
persons per square mile: 27.6 (2000)

Location:

Madison County is in central east Texas. It is about 100 miles northwest of Houston

Latitude: 30.57
Longitude: 95.55

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Income: $29,418 (1999)
Per Capita Income: $14,056 (1999)

Climate:

The climate is mild with no real extremes in temperature.

Average annual rainfall: 41.50 inches
January average low: 40 F.
July average high: 94 F.
Average growing season: 272 days

A local weather page

History:

Madison County was founded in 1854. It was first settled during the Spanish era. After several early settlements, Trinidad (or Spanish Bluff as it was sometimes known) was established in 1805. Later, several Mexican grants were given out. In 1853, one of the grantees, Job Starks Collard, donated 200 acres of his land for a townsite. Madisonville was founded on this site. First Madison County was created on 2 February 1842 as a judicial county from Montgomery County. Later these types of counties were found to be unconstitutional. Due to the distances in the county, many of the residents petitioned for a new County to be formed. Madison County was formed from Grimes, Walker and Leon counties on 27 January 1853 and later organized on 7 August 1854. Instrumental in the formation and naming of the county was a Dr. Kittrell, Sam Houston's physician. He named it for James Madison, the country's fourth president.

Here is a history page for Madison County
Madison County Sesquicentennial website - 1854 to 2004

Geography:

Land Area: 470 square miles

The southeastern corner is in the Piney Woods but now only about one-fifth of the county is forested. The area has rolling hills with many types of trees.

Elevation: 213 to 364 feet above sea level.

Genealogy:

Roots Web page for Madison County
US GenWeb page for Madison County
A Genealogy Resource page for Madison County

Madison County Cemeteries

Libraries:

Madison County Library
605 S. May
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: (936)348-6118

Schools:

Madisonville CISD
P. O. Box 879
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: (936) 348-2797
Fax: (936) 348-2751

Organizations & Groups

Madison County Chamber of Commerce
113 W. Trinity,
Madisonville, Tx. 77864
Phone: 936-348-3591

Madison County Historical Society
Phone: 936-348-3812

Attractions & Other Information

Texas Mushroom Festival

Madison County Museum
201 N. Madison St.
Madisonville, Texas 77864
Phone: 936-348-5230

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