Madison County, Iowa

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Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 14,019. Its county seat is Winterset[1], and it is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for a number of covered bridges. These bridges were featured in the 1992 book and 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562 square miles (1,456 km²), of which 561 square miles (1,453 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.21%) is water.

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