The City of Madison is located in southern Madison County, Mississippi along I-55 and Highway 51. Madison, MS is named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, and grew up along a bustling railroad track in pre-Civil War Mississippi. It was 1856 when the Illinois Central Railroad opened its Madison Station, the forerunner of today’s City of Madison. Just 10 miles from the state capital, Jackson, the city of Madison was largely destroyed during the civil war.
Madison is nationally ranked as one of the best retirement locations in the country. It was also named as one of the “Top Ten Cities to Raise a Family,” by Family Circle Magazine and awarded the seal of approval by the American Association of Retirement Communities. Madison currently (2018) has the highest per capita income in the state of Mississippi.
The City of Madison is served by the Madison County School District. Madison-Ridgeland Academy is a 4A private high school located in Madison. St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a parochial school located in Madison that serves the Jackson Area.
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