Madison County, Missouri

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Madison County is a county located in the Lead Belt region in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 11,800. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 12,276. Its county seat and largest city is Fredericktown[1]. The county was officially organized on December 14, 1818, and was named after President James Madison.

Mining has been a key industry in this area with Madison County recorded as having the oldest lead mine west of the Mississippi River.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,289 km²), of which, 497 square miles (1,287 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

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