Welcome to Madison
About Homes for Sale in Madison County, Georgia
Welcome to Madison County, Georgia
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Brimming with charm and character, Madison County is a family-centered, historic region featuring classic Southern communities and hospitality. It offers lush countryside, the Broad River, and is home to Watson Mill Bridge, the largest covered bridge in Georgia. A short, 15-minute drive to Athens and you have access to the cultural diversity the college town can offer.
Madison County was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 11, 1811. Formed from Oglethorpe, Clarke, Jackson, Franklin, and Elbert counties. It is named after James Madison, who was president at the time of the county’s creation. Cattle, hogs, and sheep were raised along with food crops in the early days of the area but shifted to cotton production shortly after the end of the Civil War. This reliance on cotton proved to be problematic when the soil became damaged because of its overuse growing one crop. Gradually, the region’s agriculture has begun to diversify, restoring the health of the soil.
On a personal note, Madison County holds a special place in our hearts, because Madison is where we call home. We raise cattle and operate an animal rescue here, and the area is near and dear to our hearts. The picture above was taken on our property, and those cattle belong to us.
- The county’s population as of 2010: 28,120.
- Total square miles: 286
- The Watson Mill Bridge is a state park. The bridge is over 100 years old and spans 229 feet over the Broad River.
- Madison’s economy is primarily agricultural, with poultry and egg production the dominant industries.
- The county seat is Danielsville, and the most populated town is Comer.
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