Madison County, Ohio

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Madison County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 40,213. Its county seat is London[3]. Madison County is named for James Madison, President of the United States and was established on March 1, 1810.[4] The county is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Madison County, which spans I-70 and I-71 as they converge on Columbus, was recently cited by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as leading the state [5] for the most number of speeding tickets in excess of 20-mph over the posted limit. Despite a population of around 42,000 in 2006[6], over 7,700 such tickets were issued in three years. Approximately 3 of Madison County's 18 fatal crashes in 2006 and 2007 occurred on interstates[7].



As of 1850, the county contained 24 churches and one newspaper office, had a total population of 10,015, and the county's public school system had 3838 pupils.[8] With agriculture as the primary business, that same year the county produced 726,451 bushels of corn, 19,308 tons of hay, 120,696 pounds of wool, and 128,948 pounds of butter.[8] As of 1900, the county had a population of 20,590.[9]

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