Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,664. Its seat is Madisonville. The county was created in 1853 and organized the next year. It is named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. The railroad reached Madison County in 1903, when the International-Great Northern Railway Company extended a branch line from Navasota to Madisonville. In the 1980s the county was served by the Joint Texas Division main line running between Dallas and Houston, operated by a partnership of the Burlington Northern and Chicago, Rock Island Pacific lines. By the early twenty-first century the line was operated by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The scenic Texas Brazos Trail runs through Madison County, and Madisonville hosts the Texas Mushroom Festival in October.
Lake Madison http://madisonvilletexas.us/parks-and-recreation.h...
Madison County Museum http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmadiso/museum....
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County Website http://www.co.madison.tx.us
Appraisal District http://www.madisoncad.org
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