Madison County Real Estate Information
Madison County is a relatively sparsely populated region in the southeastern quarter of the state of Missouri. Madison County has a population of approximately twelve thousand residents, an estimated increase of about a hundred residents since the last census was formally conducted in the year two thousand. Madison County is considered a portion of the Lead Belt, a portion of the Show-Me State. Madison County takes its name from the sixth President of the United States, James Madison, who was also the primary author of the United States Constitution. The county seat of Madison County is Fredricktown, which also happens to be the most populous city in Madison. Madison County covers a total land area of approximately four hundred and ninety eight square miles, of which less than two tenths of one percent of standing surface water, equating to about a single square mile.
Madison County real estate is primarily rural in nature, including a number of farms and ranch houses along with a few low rise apartment complexes and condominiums. Madison County borders a total of five other Missouri Counties, which are Iron County, Wayne County, Bollinger County, Perry County, and Saint Francois County. Although Native Americans inhabited the region for literally thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, organized farming and residences did not arrive until the first half of the nineteenth century. Madison County was organized in the year eighteen eighteen, and has been heavily dependent on lead mining since its inception.
The educational needs of the residents of Madison County properties are served primarily by the Fredericktown R-I School District, which includes Fredericktown Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High Schools, and Marquand-Zion R-VI School District, which encompasses Marquand-Zion Elementary and High Schools. Notable communities located within the boundaries of Madison County include Castor Station, Cobalt, Fredericktown, Junction City, Marquand, Millcreek, Mine La Motte, Oak Grove, Saco, and Zion. More comprehensive and urban attractions are available a short drive away in the larger urban centers of Missouri, which offer historical sites, world class restaurants, shopping centers, the theater, movies, scenic points, parks, and even tourist destinations.
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