Madison County

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Madison

Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  February 14, 1818

County Seat:

Fredericktown  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fredericktown

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Main Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Theodore C Link

Contractor:  Caldwell and Drake of Columbus, Indiana.

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Courthouse Square and 66 feet by 76 feet. The front has a projecting four story red colored brick tower with arched entrance on the first story and steep roof at the top. The building is tiered with two story wings on either side. The base of the building is rough stone. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1822. The cost of construction was $22,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – St. Francois County

E – Perry County and Bollinger County

S – Bolilnger County

W – Iron County

 

 

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Photos taken 2009