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Welcome to Madison ...

The town of Madison is located in Rockingham County<1>.

The location of Madison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Madison: MAD-i-sun<3>

When the people of Madison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Madisonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Madison has a population of 2,117 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Madison.

Madison is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Madison lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Madison: (336)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Madison had an population of 2,117 people. This is a decrease of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Madison had a population of 2,246 people. This makes Madison the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Madison represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 234th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,246 people, the population of Madison has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,262 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Madison.

Communities Also Named Madison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Madison - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Madison.

Communities near Madison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Madison.

  • Eden (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<8>
  • Reidsville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
    • Reidsville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Madison and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<8>
  • Summerfield (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
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    • Summerfield lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Madison and is located in Guilford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,502 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<8>
  • Oak Ridge (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
    • Oak Ridge lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Madison and is located in Guilford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<8>
  • Stokesdale (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
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    • Stokesdale lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Madison and is located in Guilford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stokesdale<8>
  • Walkertown (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
    • Walkertown lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison and is located in Forsyth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,290 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkertown<8>
  • Wentworth (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
    • Wentworth lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Madison and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
  • Walnut Cove (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Cove
    • Walnut Cove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison and is located in Stokes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Cove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Cove<8>
  • Stoneville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
    • Stoneville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<8>
  • Ridgeway (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
    • Ridgeway lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison and is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Madison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Madison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Madison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Madison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Madison. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Madison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Madison ...

Looking for more information about Madison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Madison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Madison.

Adding Madison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Madison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Madison was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Madison on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Madison on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Madison

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Rockingham County

About North Carolina

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Madison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Madison. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Madison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Madison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Madison.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Madison) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MadisonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3865, Longitude: -79.9732       In this case, the coordinates for Madison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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