Introduction to Madison, Mississippi
Madison, Mississippi is located 12 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 173 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Madison county. The city is part of the Jackson metro area. The population of Madison is 14,692 residents.
The city of Madison was named after James Madison who was the fourth President of the United States. The first central rail road was built in the city in the year 1856. The early settlers of Madison established themselves alongside the stagecoach route of Natchez Trace. Soon after the establishment of railroads, the city saw immense development.
Madison and nearby Attractions
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- Medgar Evers House
- Old State Capitol
- Lefleur's Bluff State Park
- Bienville National Forest
Things To Do In Madison
The city of Madison abounds in attractions of historical importance such as the Old State Capitol and the Medgar Evers House. The city offers splendid floral concentration at the Bienville National Forest, which is worth paying a visit to. The recreational parks like, the Lefleur’s Bluff State Park, are also a major tourist attraction.
Air transportation can be availed from the Jackson International Airport.
Madison Higher Education
Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, and Wesley College are some of the educational institutes that offer higher educational facilities.