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Madison County MSGenWeb Project

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This county is up for adoption please refer all inquiries
to the State Coordinator,
Jeff Kemp


Madison County is located in the center of the state, and north of Jackson, the state capital. The county is sometimes called the Land Between Two Rivers, because of it's boundaries of the Pearl River on the east, and the Big Black River on the west. Created from Yazoo County, on 29 Jan 1828, Madison was at one time quite large, comprising an area of over 4,000 square miles. Eventually, portions were lost to other counties, bringing Madison, in 1859, to it's present-day size of 720 square miles.

The first County Seat, after the Choctaw session, was Beatties Bluff. Later, Canton was selected, and remains the current County Seat.

The population of Madison County grew considerably during the early to middle 1800's, after the Choctaw Treaty greatly lessened the threat from Indians. Many of the migrants, who eventually settled in Madison County, were South Carolinians, and most descendents of Madison County settlers can trace their ancestry back to South Carolina. Even today, Madison County bears earmarks of the South Carolina influence, in the names of some of it's towns, such as Camden and Charlton.

Our parallel Madison County Archives site contains files that can be searched for genealogical records in your research. The records have been generously contributed by people like yourself. We are always looking for new record contributions to add to the value of the archives. Please contact AnnieG if you have any information to contribute to the Madison County Archives.

 

The USGenWeb Project is a national volunteer effort to provide a WWW page for genealogical data for every county in the United States. Begun in March 1996 in Kentucky, the project is growing daily, and has already provided many genealogists with clues to finding their ancestors. Volunteers coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the individual county web pages. This Madison County page is part of the Mississippi GenWeb Project, thus part of the USGenWeb Project.

 

 

Jeff Kemp - State Coordinator
 Denise Wells or Ann Allen Geoghegan -
Assistant State Coordinators

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