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Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Madisonville is approximately 3,033 (1990), 4577 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,344 (1990), 1861 (2010).
The amount of land area in Madisonville is 12 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Madisonville to Washington DC is 477 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 144 miles. (as the crow flies)
Madisonville is positioned 35.52 degrees north of the equator and 84.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Madisonville Historical Events

1846 - 1917
Zachary Taylor Hunt
My great-great Grandfather, Zachary Taylor Hunt, was a prominent one-armed lawyer in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee. He was born in 1846, joined the Confederate Army just before age 16, was captured twice, went to California via Panama, lost his right arm in a threshing accident, returned to Madisonville, was admitted to the bar in 1876 and died in 1917 at almost 71 years of age.
See a text of his obituary
Submitted by Steve Mickelson
The Hunt family is said to have owned some caverns in the area that were flooded by a lake. I would be interested in any further information anyone might be willing to share. Email Steve Mickelson.

Old map of the area
This information is from a map survey 24" x 34" of state lands in Monroe County, Tennesee. The map shows the Little Tennesee River and adjoining lands. The surveyor used the term "poles" to measure distance. The map scale is 40 poles to the inch. The portion of the map that was being surveyed represents 235 acres. Also mentioned are the names Owens, Grant, Nelson, LaKey and McMurray, and also a road named River Road. Also mentioned is the term, the top of the mountain and the face of the mountain. The name of the surveyor is W. D. Hale of Madisonville, Tennesee. Dated August 19th, 1896.

The map is on a high gloss textured paper which appears to have a fine silk weave - perhaps, oil paper? It was found folded and does show crease marks. There are some slight age stains there and about. There is one very small hole where the map was folded, otherwise it is in good condition. It appears to be hand drawn using the color blue for the Little Tennesee River, red for trees and shrub and black for elevations of the mountain.
Submitted by Nanette

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