Madison County History and Genealogy

History and Genealogy



History of Madison County

Madison County was formed in March, 1810 from Franklin County, and was named for James Madison, 4th President of the United States. From Madison County, sections were taken in 1818 to form Clark County and in 1820 to form Union County. Today, Madison County covers about 465 square miles. The county seat is London. Despite its proximity to Columbus, Madison County remains a rural county.
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Madison County Population

1820 4,799 1860 13,015
1830 6,191 1880 20,129
1840 9,025 2000 40,213

The townships of Madison County are:

There is one city in Madison County – London, population 8,771 (2000)

The villages in Madison County are:

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