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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Brooks County, Georgia and Lowndes County, Georgia

E – Hamilton County and Suwannee County

S – Lafayette County and Taylor County

W – Jefferson County

 

Created:  December 26, 1827                Map of Florida highlighting Madison County

County Seat:

San Pedro  1827 – 1840

Madison      1840 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madison

 

Location:  125 SW Range Street / Base Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Bishop and Greer

Contractor:  J L Crouse

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madison The west and east fronts have high porticoes supported by four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is stone trim on the corners. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square tower topped with a white cupola with clock. There are smaller domes on each corner of the building. The building was remodeled in 1988 to 1989. The architect was  Clemans, Rutherford and Associates and the contractor was W Dawson Rutherford Construction Company.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a log building erected in San Pedo after 1827. The county seat was moved to Madison in 1840 and the second courthouse was built and burned in 1876. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1880. The courthouse burned in 1912. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Madison

 

 

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Photos taken 2009