Madison County


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Madison County was created on Dec. 5, 1811 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1811, p. 114). Created from portions of Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson, and Oglethorpe counties, Georgia's 38th county was named for Pres. James Madison, who at the time held office as the nation's fourth president.

No new counties have been created from Madison County, but between 1813 and 1877 the legislature made numerous transfers of land between Madison and neighboring counties.

Madison County Place Names

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