Madison is a 'Florida favoriate small town' , nick-name by VISIT FLORIDA. This is the kind of small town you would see in an Hallmark movie, with the bell chimes through out the town on the hour and half hour. 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, complete with an old-fashioned gazabo in the center of the park square. This is 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, swimming , kayaking, tubing and camping.
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 charm, hospitality and beautiful scenery keep people coming back. You don't have to live here to love it, but you could!
Bubba Carroll and his wife Stephanie, started making Christmas gifts in 2016, and soon re-discovered Bubba's love for wood-working. Stephanie realized Bubba's gift of wood-working and decided to try and sell a few pieces on social media. The rest is history! Southern Rust Woodworks, LLC., was established in 2018, and became Bubba's full-time job. In November of 2020, Stephanie joined Bubba full-time, as they opened their retail store, The Depot, at 465 SE Seaboard Street, in Lee, FL. This is where they sell their hand-crafted goods and some vintage items as well as home decor. Stephanie thrives on the decorating and design side of the business, while Bubba, excels in the hammer and nail side of making those visions come true. Their individual strengths make them the perfect team, which they feel God has truly blessed them with this opportunity to work together, and love what they do at the same time!
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