Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
A county government was organized in Madison County in 1836, in the barn of Evan S. Polk, a short distance northwest of the present town of Huntsville which was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat, of government in 1839. The county was named in honor of President James Madison.
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Commission, 1836-1936, Arkansas Historical Commission. (Marker Number D-8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 36° 5.239′ N, 93° 44.189′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Arkansas, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 412) and West War Eagle Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Located at the Madison County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 West Main Street, Huntsville AR 72740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking Isaac Murphy / Governor Isaac Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntsville Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.