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Welcome to Madison ...

The city of Madison is located in Boone County<1> and is the County Seat for Boone County.

When the people of Madison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Madisonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Madison has a population of 2,673 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Madison is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Madison: (304) and (681)<5>

The ZIP code for Madison: 25130<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Madison had an population of 2,673 people. This is a decrease of 13.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Madison had a population of 3,076 people (or 12.49% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Madison the county's most populous community.

The population of Madison represents 0.17% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,076 people, the population of Madison increased 14.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,677 people).

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

Adding Madison to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Madison elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (2) 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.

  • Logan [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
    • Logan [Logan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<8>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Marmet [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
    • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<8>
  • Belle [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
    • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Madison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
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      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<8>
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<8>
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<8>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Madison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
    • Greenview [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
      • Greenview [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Madison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview

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 5 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Madison.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Madison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Madison or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0632, Longitude: -81.8217    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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