Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.
Created: February 14, 1818
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.
S – Bolilnger County
W – Iron County
Photos taken 2009