Introduction to Madison, Alabama
Madison, Alabama is 9 miles W of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 101 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is located in the Madison County and is part of the Huntsville metro area. Madison has a population of 29, 329.
The first resident of Madison was John Cartwright. He came to live in the area in the year 1818. Formerly, this city was recognized as Madison Station. An American Civil War battle was fought in this area on March 16, 1864. Col. Josiah Patterson's men had taken over the 13th Illinois Regiment's wagon train, carrying 66 prisoners in captivity. These men burned the Union supplies and damaged the railroad tracks before leaving. The city was incorporated in 1869 under the name Madison.
Madison and nearby Attractions
- Huntsville Museum of Art
- Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center
- Sci - Quest
- Alabama Constitution Village
Things To Do In Madison
There are many winter attractions in Madison including the UW Badger sporting event, eclectic shops, and exotic foods. Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID), which is in the heart of downtown Madison, is set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes. The famed State Street pedestrian mall links Wisconsin State Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus and is home to more than 300 shops, galleries, restaurants, night spots, museums, and cultural destinations. The city has four premiere public golf courses for residents and visitors to enjoy. In addition, the beaches, which are monitored by the Public Health Department, offer various recreational facilities.
Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field is the nearest airport.
Madison Higher Education
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A & M University, and John C Calhoun State Community College are among the educational institutes near Madison.