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Madison County Coordinator - Susan Richardson

Madison Assistant County Coordinator - Paul Kirkland


  

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Madison County, FL History

Madison County is Florida's 14th county, established on December  26, 1827 from a segement of Jefferson County, FL.  Madison County gained it's name from James Madison (1751-1836), the 4th President of the United States (1809-1817).  Madison County was orignally called Hickstown after the Seminole Indian Chief John Hicks.

The City of Madison was founded on land secured from Madison C. Livingston, May 2nd, 1838 and was established as the County Seat. The other two municipalities are the Town of Greenville and the Town of Lee. Other Communities include Blue Springs, Cherry Lake, Eridu, Hamburg, Hopewell, Lovett, New Hope, Pinetta and Sirmans as well as many forgotten communities thru the years.

When chartered in 1827 Madison was Florida's largest county since then Taylor, Lafayette and Dixie Counties have been established from Madison County.

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Neighboring Counties 

Brooks County, Georgia
Lowndes County, Georgia
Hamilton County, Florida
Suwannee County, Florida
Lafayett County, Florida
Taylor County, Florida
Jefferson County, Florida 


 Updated 19, January 2014

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