Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.
Created: February 2, 1853
Madisonville 1853 – present
County Courthouse – Madisonville
Location: 101 West Main Street / South Elm Street
Built: 1968 – 1969
Architect: Dickson, Buckley & Bullock
Contractor: J H Spruiell Construction Company
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story concrete and red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northwest front has a recessed center section with a canopy extending over the first story entrance. Above is a clock with large windows on either side. A horizontal white colored band runs along the flat roof line. The east and west sections project from the main building and have vertical white colored pilasters. The southeast side of the building has a central wing. The District Court courtroom is located on the south side of the second story and the County Court courtroom is located in the basement.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1854. The second courthouse was built in 1860 and burned in 1865. The third courthouse was constructed in 1896 and burned on May 14, 1967. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed on the same site.
E – Houston County
W – Brazos County
Picture 1896 Courthouse
Photos taken 2014, 2017 and 2019