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Madison County, Mississippi


Page Contents for Madison, Mississippi

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Madison is approximately 7,471 (1990), 24149 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,700 (1990), 8679 (2010).
The amount of land area in Madison is 28.263 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.292 sq kilometers.
The distance from Madison to Washington DC is 883 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Madison is positioned 32.45 degrees north of the equator and 90.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Madison average temperature is 65.3 degrees F.


ten miles north of Jackson.
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moderate. The summers are long and humid with short, mild winters.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Madison.

Madison was named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. It was in 1856 that the railroad opened its Madison Station, the beginnings of present-day Madison. Nearby Madisonville could not compete with the station and the ever-growing town there and eventually that community closed down. Madison was greatly affected by the Civil War. It was mostly burned during the July, 1861 siege of Jackson. Major General S.D. Lee had his military command in the Madison Station in February 1864
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The founding of Madison



The Scarecrow Festival is held every year in October.

The Freedom Fest is held each October and remains a spectacular, patriotic event for the entire area including food, games, entertainment and fireworks!
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Madison City Government

City of Madison
Office of the Mayor
P.O. Box 40
Madison, MS 39130
1004 Madison Ave.
Madison, MS 39110
Phone: 601-856-7116
Fax: 601-856-8786

Madison has a Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of government. There is a Mayor and a five-member Board of Aldermen. Four of the five are elected from separate wards with one being elected at-large. The terms for both the board and the mayor are for four years.

Madison Chamber

Madison Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 601-856-7060
Toll-free: 800-824-2833
Fax: 601-856-4852

Madison Organizations

Madison Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 601-856-7060
Toll-free: 800-824-2833
Fax: 601-856-4852

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