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In 1828 Madison county was formed out of part of Yazoo, and Madisonville, a place situated in the southeastern part of the former county, about twelve miles from Canton, was made the county seat.  Its acts of incorporation by the Legislature bear the following dates: 1836; May, 1837; and 1848.

One of the early physicians of this place was Dr. James Anderson, and one of its mercantile firms was Joseph Coffman & Company, later of Grenada. When the court house was removed to Canton, Madisonville declined rapidly. Its former site is now part of the plantation of Maj. Walker.

Extinct Towns  |  AHGP Mississippi

54. The sketches of the towns of Madison County are largely based upon information received from Col. W. G. Kearney, of Flora, Mississippi, and Robert Bowman, Esq., of Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Source: The Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited by Franklin L. Riley,
Secretary, 1902.


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