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County Formed December 5, 1811
County Seat Danielsville
Incorporated Cities Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Danielsville, Hull and Ila
Total Area 285.586137 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 25865 to its current population estimate of 28312, the county has experienced a growth change of 2447.

Georgia's thirty-eighth county was named for James Madison, who was president of the United States at the time of its creation.

Settlers in the area were primarily Revolutionary War veterans who had acquired land through land grants.

Points of Interest

The Madison County Courthouse, one of the most ornate in Georgia, was built in 1901 for the sum of $18,314. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Madison and Oglethorpe counties share Watson Mill Bridge State Park the site of the longest covered bridge in Georgia. The bridge, which is over 100 years old, spans 229 feet of the South Fork of the Broad River

Notable Citizens

Crawford W. Long, the first doctor to use ether in surgery, was born in Danielsville in 1815.

Annual Events

Madison County Agricultural Fair

Christmas on the Lawn

Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Madison County Courthouse, Danielsville

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