Madison in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
City of Madison
First officials included William R. Johnston, mayor, and five aldermen, William B. Dunn, first depot agent; Thomas J. Clay, first postmaster; George W. Martin, first merchant; James H. Bibb, planter and Dr. George R. Sullivan.
The community remained small until the growth of industries associated with Redstone Arsenal and the Jetport in the 1950's and 1960's transformed Madison into thriving city.
Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 41.643′ N, 86° 44.923′ W. Marker was in Madison, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker was on Church Street near Front Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Madison City Park. Marker was in this post office area: Madison AL 35758, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. "The Roundhouse" (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Madison County Veterans (within Affair at Madison Station / Affair at Indian Creek Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Pension Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Henry Bibb (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee Mansion (approx. 2.6 miles away); White Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Also see . . .
1. James Henry Bibb. James Henry Bibb was one of the founders of Madison Station, which later became the city of Madison, Alabama. (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Thomas J. Clay. First Postmaster (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. Dr George Richard Sullivan. Doctor (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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