Madison County, Florida

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Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 18,733. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 19,902 [1] Its county seat is Madison, Florida. [1]. Madison County is one of Florida's five dry counties.

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History

Madison County was created in 1827. It was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America, who served from 1809 to 1817.

The small hamlet of Greenville in Madison County was the childhood home of rhythm and blues giant Ray Charles.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,854 km²), of which 692 square miles (1,792 km²) is land and 24 square miles (62 km²) (3.35%) is water.

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