Offering a beautiful country backdrop to history, culture, and nature gives us the reason to boast that "Our Attraction Is Only Natural." Madison County is home to our Four Freedoms Park where the Four Freedoms Monument resides to symbolize the four freedoms outlined in a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and salutes our very own hometown Hero, Capt. Colin P. Kelly, the first hero of World War II. Our rich architectural history shines with the stately Madison County Courthouse, circa 1912, and the real life "To Kill A Mockingbird" style courtroom still in use today. Guided walking tours are available of our downtown historic district that includes Madison's oldest home, the Livingston House, circa 1836, many historic markers and churches. We even have a classic steam engine that was in service in 1919 and is still operational today!
Our western Town of Greenville recently renovated the childhood home of entertainer Ray Charles, a simple beginning for a most talented man, whose life-sized bronze statue is displayed proudly in Haffye Hayes Park on US Highway 90 in Greenville.
Madison County is bordered on three sides by rivers, the Aucilla River to the west, the Withlacoochee to the north, and the Suwannee River to the east. The Madison Blue Springs State Park, a first magnitude spring known worldwide, touts beautiful water, and allows access to the Suwannee River for canoeing, cave diving, fishing, and swimming.
If you enjoy bird watching, we are home to the Ladell Brothers nature center and the Twin Rivers State Forest which also lends itself to horseback riding.
The Lions Club began in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, with a simple goal in mind: forming an organization to improve the local community. A large part of the Lions Club's mission was actually started by none other than Helen Keller, titled the Mission of Sight Conservation. This provides people in the local communities with assistance in having quality vision and detecting early signs of blindness in the future. Our local Madison Lions Club began in 1942. Dr. Joe Herring, whom you may know from Madison ChiroTherapy, has been the president of our local Lions Club since July of 2019. Our local Madison Lions Club also hosts our annual Fourth of July Celebration around Lake Francis. They will also be holding a chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, November 6! The cost is only $6 per plate in advance, or $7 the day of. Our local Lions Club currently has 20 members and they are always looking to add people to that list! If you are interested in getting involved with this great organization, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit one of their weekly meetings every Tuesday at noon in Cucinella's Brick Oven Pizza, located at 201 SW Rutledge St, in Madison.
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