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Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Madison County, Virginia
Madison County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Madison is named for the family of U.S. president James Madison.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Madison County, Virginia formed from Lincoln County. Legislative enactment in 1785. Organized in 1786. Now part of Kentucky. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Madison County was named for James Madison, a prominent Virginian and a member of Congress in 1792 when the
county was formed from Culpeper County. Its area is 321 square miles, and the county seat is Madison. The population
is 12,520 according to the 2000 census.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 322 square miles (833 kmē), of which, 321
square miles (832 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.11%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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