Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 201.
MADISON COUNTY, situated on the north boundary of Alabama, with Tennessee river on the south. Area, 760 square miles. Face of the country diversified; soil fertile. Seat of justice, Huntsville. Pop. in 1820, 17,481; in 1830, 27,990; in 1840, 25,706; in 1850, 26,327.