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!
Always being interested in antiques and hidden treasures, Jennifer Funk opened The Country Store in February 2009 in the building that was previously FRM Feed Store. A month ago, they combined their two-sided store into one store, selling half of the building which is soon to become a new book store! Jennifer runs The Country Store with the help of her mother-in-law, Barbara Funk, her husband Randy, and four other employees. The Country Store sells all kinds of local arts, crafts, and products, including Warm Glow Candles, Made in Madison wooden crafts by James Glaser, soaps and lotions from Serenity Acres Goat Farm, custom built and painted benches and tables, tin paintings, and so much more! Their most popular product, however, is their locally made honey from Full Moon Aviary, in Monticello, FL. The Country Store will also be participating in the Small Business Saturday on November 28, so be sure to swing by and check out some of the amazing treasures you're sure to find at The Country Store! If you are interested in contacting them, or swinging by, The Country Store can be reached at (850) 973-2476. They are located at 256 SW Range Avenue in Downtown Madison!
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