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.
Our country charm, southern hospitality and beautiful scenery keep people coming back. You don't have to live here to love it, but you could!
Carlton Burnette's first plumbing job was for T.C. Merchant Jr., of the Enterprise-Recorder, in 1978. In 1979, Carlton began a Vocational Tech course, in plumbing and pipe fitting, at North Florida Junior College and earned his two-year certificate. He then began working for plumbing companies in the area until he enlisted in the US Navy in 1982, as a hull maintenance technician. While in the service, his duties included plumbing and pipe fitting, welding, sheet metal fabrication and damage control. After finishing his tenure in the Navy, Carlton returned home to Madison and reopened Burnette Plumbing. He also worked with Keith McNeil Plumbing in Tallahassee from 1993 to 1996, full-time, while running his plumbing business during afternoons and on weekends. Carlton returned to Madison, to reopen Burnette Plumbing after his son, CJ was born. CJ has worked with his father, in the family business, since he was 7-years-old. CJ plans to one day inherit the business, continuing the family tradition of Burnette Plumbing, making it a fifth-generation business. The building that is now Burnette Plumbing was originally built by Carlton’s great-grandfather, Mort Bunting, Sr., back in 1902. Mort worked as a gunsmith and general repairman, before phasing into plumbing services. Mort had four sons who worked in his shop with him. His oldest son, Mort Jr., inherited the shop from his father, and began Mort Bunting, Jr. Plumbing and Electric. Burnette Plumbing is not only known for their excellent plumbing services and repairs, but for also installing and maintaining water conditioning and well equipment needs. Burnette Plumbing also installs and services natural gas lines and equipment, and septic systems. Burnette Plumbing is located right across the street from the east end of the courthouse at 125 SW Shelby Ave, Madison FL. They can be reached by phone at (850) 973-1404 any time, day or night, or by leaving a message on their Burnette Plumbing Facebook page.
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