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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[http://www.co.madison.tx.us/ips/cms Madison County Courthouse]<br> 101 W Main Street; <br>Madisonville, TX 77864<br> Phone: 936.348.2638 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate, land, military and court records from 1873<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 17:13, 28 September 2012

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Madison County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1853
County Seat Madison
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County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
101 W Main Street;
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: 936.348.2638

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, land, military and court records from 1873[1]


Parent County

1853--Madison County was created 2 February 1853 from Grimes, Leon, and Walker Counties. County seat: Madisonville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1873--Courthouses and county records were destroyed by fire in June 1865 and January 1873.

1967--Madison County Courthouse, built 1896, was destroyed by fire on May 14, 1967. Some county records may have been destroyed. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Madisonville | Midway | Normangee (mostly in Leon County) | North Zulch

Neighboring Counties






Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories







Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Madison County Library
605 S May St
Madisonville, TX 77864
Phone: (936) 348-6118

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Texas. Page 669 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Madisonville, TX Courthouse Fire, May 1967 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17580/madisonville-tx-courthouse-fire-may-1967