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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
325 North Madison Street<br>Thomasville, GA 31792-5416<br>(229) 225-4175<br>[http://www.madisoncountyfl.com/ http://www.madisoncountyfl.com/]<br>
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[http://www.madisoncountyfl.com/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 237<br>Madison, FL 32341<br>Phone: 850.973.1500
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1838<br>land records from 1831 and divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Florida Page 135 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1827--'''Madison County was created 26 December 1827&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.
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'''1827--'''Madison County was created 26 December 1827&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
===== Municipalities =====
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===== Municipalities =====
  
*Greenville
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*Greenville  
*Lee
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*Lee  
 
*Madison
 
*Madison
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/history/biographies.html Biographies on Madison Co FLGenWeb Biographies]
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*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/history/biographies.html Biographies on Madison Co FLGenWeb Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/madison/bios.html Biographies on USGenWeb Archives for Madison County]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/madison/bios.html Biographies on USGenWeb Archives for Madison County]
  
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The USGenWeb Tombstone Project contains listings of gravestones donated by volunteers for the following cemeteries in Madison County.  
 
The USGenWeb Tombstone Project contains listings of gravestones donated by volunteers for the following cemeteries in Madison County.  
  
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*Allen Family Cemetery. [http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/cemeteries/allen-family-cemetery.html Cemetery index] available on Madison Co. FLGenWeb.
 
*Andrews Family Cemetery  
 
*Andrews Family Cemetery  
 
*Antioch Cemetery  
 
*Antioch Cemetery  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=355 Find-A-Grave: Madison Co. FL]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=11&CScnty=355 Find-A-Grave: Madison Co. FL]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/madison/vitals.html USGenWeb Archives: Madison Co. FL] - contains donated listings of cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/madison/vitals.html USGenWeb Archives: Madison Co. FL] - contains donated listings of cemeteries  
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/ USGS GNIS Feature Search]&nbsp;- choose Feature Class = Cemetery, State = Florida, County = Madison
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/ USGS GNIS Feature Search]&nbsp;- choose Feature Class = Cemetery, State = Florida, County = Madison  
 
*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries] - Florida National Cemeteries
 
*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries] - Florida National Cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/history/military/civil-war-pensions.html Civil War Pensions] - List of Civil War pension applications for Madison Co from the Florida State Archives.
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*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/history/military/civil-war-pensions.html Civil War Pensions] - List of Civil War pension applications for Madison Co from the Florida State Archives.  
*[http://mailer.fsu.edu/%7Erthompso/fl_acw/FLwar.html Florida at War] - Ron Thompson's Roster of Florida's Civil War Regiments
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*[http://mailer.fsu.edu/%7Erthompso/fl_acw/FLwar.html Florida at War] - Ron Thompson's Roster of Florida's Civil War Regiments  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]  
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/obituaries.html Madison County Obituaries]&nbsp;on Madison County FLGenWeb
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*[http://madisoncofl.ancestralsites.com/obituaries.html Madison County Obituaries]&nbsp;on Madison County FLGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
The [http://www2.myfloridacounty.com/wps/wcm/connect/madisonclerk Madison County Clerk of Courts] covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.<br>
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The [http://www2.myfloridacounty.com/wps/wcm/connect/madisonclerk Madison County Clerk of Courts] covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.<br>  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Contact the [http://www.madisonpa.com/ Madison County Appraisors] for land and tax information.<br>
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Contact the [http://www.madisonpa.com/ Madison County Appraisors] for land and tax information.<br>  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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The [http://www2.myfloridacounty.com/wps/wcm/connect/madisonclerk Madison County Clerk of Courts] covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.&nbsp;  
 
The [http://www2.myfloridacounty.com/wps/wcm/connect/madisonclerk Madison County Clerk of Courts] covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.&nbsp;  
  
'''Birth and death records can be ordered from:<br>'''Office of Vital Statistics<br>1217 Pearl Street<br>P.O. Box 210<br>Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042<br>Telephone: 904-359-6900<br>Fax: 904-359-6931<br>Internet: [http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/index.html Florida Office of Vital Statistics]<br>
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'''Birth and death records can be ordered from:<br>'''Office of Vital Statistics<br>1217 Pearl Street<br>P.O. Box 210<br>Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042<br>Telephone: 904-359-6900<br>Fax: 904-359-6931<br>Internet: [http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/index.html Florida Office of Vital Statistics]<br>  
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Courtesy of ''Elmer's Genealogy Corner ''which is operated by Elmer C. Spear
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*[http://www.elmersgenealogycorner.com/madisoncountymarriages.html Madison County Marriages: 1837-1950]
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*[http://www.elmersgenealogycorner.com/images/first_100_years_divorces_final_alphabetic.pdf Madison County Divorces: 1857-1931]
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*[http://www.elmersgenealogycorner.com/madisoncountycemeteries.html Madison County Cemeteries]: 1) Archtillery Missionary Baptist Church 2) Townsend-Duval Cemetery
  
===== Other Resources =====
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Other Resources  
  
 
*[[Florida Vital Records|Florida Vital Records]]  
 
*[[Florida Vital Records|Florida Vital Records]]  
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
*[http://www.neflin.org/srrl/madison1.htm Madison County Library]
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*[http://www.neflin.org/srrl/madison1.htm Madison County Library]  
 
*Madison County Genealogical Society, PO Box 136, Madison, FL 32340  
 
*Madison County Genealogical Society, PO Box 136, Madison, FL 32340  
 
*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/Index.htm Florida State Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp Florida Family History Centers]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
PO Box 237
Madison, FL 32341
Phone: 850.973.1500

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1838
land records from 1831 and divorce records. [1]

History

Parent County

1827--Madison County was created 26 December 1827 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Madison [2] Named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876 and 1912 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Municipalities
  • Greenville
  • Lee
  • Madison

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

USGenWeb Tombstone Project

The USGenWeb Tombstone Project contains listings of gravestones donated by volunteers for the following cemeteries in Madison County.

  • Allen Family Cemetery. Cemetery index available on Madison Co. FLGenWeb.
  • Andrews Family Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
  • Archtillery Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Aucilla Fire Tower Cemetery
  • Barclay Family Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Blue Springs Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  • Blue Springs Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  • Campbell Family Cemetery
  • Campbell Sink Cemeteries
  • Campbell's Church Cemetery
  • Cherry Lake Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Cherry Lake UMC Cemetery
  • Concord Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Coody Family Cemetery
  • Cooksey Family Cemetery
  • Corinth Church Cemetery
  • Croos-Road Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Drew Family Cemetery
  • Ebenezer UMC Cemetery
  • Edwards Family Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery | Plot Map
  • Fellowship Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  • Friendship Cemetery
  • Hacker Gravesite
  • Hanson UMC Cemetery
  • Harby Family Cemetery
  • Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Hays Cemetery
  • Henderson Cemetery
  • Hensey Cemetery
  • Hickory Grove Cemetery
  • Hicks Cemetery
  • Hickstown Cemetery
  • Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Hurst Family Cemetery
  • Jeslamb A.M.E. Church Cemetery
  • Lee Memorial Cemetery
  • Little Brown Church Cemetery
  • Leggitt Cemetery
  • Macedonia Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Midway Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Modern Day Holiness Church Cemetery (aka St. Lukes)
  • Mount Horeb Cemetery, Pinetta
  • Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Mount Olive Cemetery
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church #2 Cemetery
  • Nazarene Church Cemetery
  • New Hopeful Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • New Hopewell Cemetery
  • New Oakland Church Cemetery (aka San Pedro)
  • New Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Norton Creek Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Oak Ridge Cemetery Plot Map
  • Old Oakland Cemetery
  • Old St. Matthews Church Cemetery
  • Old Walker Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Pineland Cemetery
  • Porter Family Cemetery
  • Radford-Denson Family Cemetery
  • Reaper Cemetery
  • Redding Family Cemetery
  • Redding-Hammock Cemetery
  • Rocky Springs UMC Cemetery
  • Rowe-Rutherford Cemetery (aka Norton Creek)
  • Saint Lukes Church Cemetery
  • Saint Matthews Church Cemetery
  • San Pedro Cemetery
  • Shackleford Gravesite
  • Shaw-Bowens Family Cemetery
  • Shiloh Southern Methodist Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
  • Stonewall Cemetery
  • Stroud Cemetery
  • Townsend-Duval Family Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
  • Washington Family Cemetery
  • Wigginsville Church Cemetery
  • Winquepin Pond Cemetery
Other Cemetery Links

Census

For tips on accessing Madison County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.

Church

Court

The Madison County Clerk of Courts covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

The Madison Enterprise and the Madison County Carrier are published by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340, or P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341. Phone (850) 973-4141.  

Obituaries

Probate

The Madison County Clerk of Courts covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records.

Taxation

Contact the Madison County Appraisors for land and tax information.

Vital Records

The Madison County Clerk of Courts covers both Circuit and County Court records, including Probate Court. They are also responsible for the county marriage and divorce records. 

Birth and death records can be ordered from:
Office of Vital Statistics
1217 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Telephone: 904-359-6900
Fax: 904-359-6931
Internet: Florida Office of Vital Statistics

Courtesy of Elmer's Genealogy Corner which is operated by Elmer C. Spear

Other Resources

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Florida Page 135 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).