Madison County, Arkansas

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Madison County, Arkansas
Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, AR.jpg
Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedSeptember 30, 1836
Named forJames Madison
Largest cityHuntsville
 • Total837 sq mi (2,168 km2)
 • Land834 sq mi (2,160 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)16,072
 • Density19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,717.[1] The county seat is Huntsville.[2] The county was founded on September 30, 1836, and named for James Madison,[3] 4th President of the United States (1809–1817).

Madison County is in the Northwest Arkansas region.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 196.