National Register Listings in
Madison County, Alabama

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Historic District Beckers Block Bibb, James H., House Big Spring Building at 105 N. Washington Street Building at 305 Jefferson Buildings at 104-128 S. Side Sq. Burritt, William, Mansion Butlers' Store Church of the Visitation Clemens House Dallas Mill Dallas Mill Village Historic District Domestic Science Building Donegan Block Downtown Chevron Station Dunnavant's Building Episcopal Church of the Nativity Everett Building First National Bank Five Points Historic District Flint River Place Ford, Hezekiah, House Fowler's Department Store Gurley Historic District Halsey Grocery Warehouse Halsey, W. L., Warehouse Henderson National Bank Hotel Russel Erskine Humphreys, David C., House Hundley House Hundley Rental Houses Hutchens, Terry, Building Hutchens, W. T., Building Jude, George, House Kelly Brothers and Rowe Building Kildare-McCormick House Kress Building Lanford, William, House Leech-Hauer House Lincoln Mill and Mill Village Historic District Lincoln School Lombardo Building Lowe Mill and Mill Village Historic Distric Lowry House Madison Station Historic District Maple Hill Cemetery Mason Building May and Cooney Dry Goods Company McCartney-Bone House McCrary House Merrimack Mill Village Historic District Milligan Block Monte Sano Railroad Workers' House Neutral Buoyancy Space Simulator New Market Historic District New Market Presbyterian Church New Market United Methodist Church Old Town Historic District Old Town Historic District (Boundary Increase & Additional Documentation) Otey, William Madison, House Phelps-Jones House Propulsion and Structural Test Facility Rand Building Randolph Street Church of Christ Redstone Test Stand Robinson, John, House Robinson, Mrs. William, House Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand Saturn V Space Vehicle Schiffman Building Southern Railway System Depot Steele-Fowler House Steger House Struve-Hay Building Times Building Twickenham Historic District Twickenham Historic District (Boundary Increase & Additional Documentation) U.S. Courthouse and Post Office Urguhart House Vaught House Warden's Residence White-Turner-Sanford House Whitman-Cobb House Withers-Chapman House Yarbrough Hotel
Alabama is home to the oldest baseball stadium in the United States. Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, was built in 1910 and is still in use today.
Madison County, Alabama has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Chickasaw and Cherokee. In the late 1700s, European settlers began to establish small communities in the region, attracted by the fertile land and abundant natural resources.

The county's history took a significant turn when Huntsville was chosen as the site for a new federal arsenal and military post in 1808. This decision, along with the subsequent establishment of the Redstone Arsenal in 1941, brought a wave of growth and development to the area. Huntsville and Madison County became vital centers for defense and aerospace industries, contributing to major technological advances and attracting thousands of skilled workers.

During the Civil War, Madison County found itself caught in the midst of a divided nation. The area witnessed several significant battles and skirmishes, including the Battle of First Manassas and the Battle of New Market. The county also served as a strategic transportation hub, with railroads and roads leading to key southern cities.

In more recent years, Madison County has experienced continued growth and prosperity. The county's economy diversified with the expansion of industries such as healthcare, education, and advanced manufacturing. Huntsville's NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Cummings Research Park have made Madison County a hub for cutting-edge research and development.

Today, Madison County is a vibrant and diverse community with a blend of historic charm and modern innovation. The county's rich history, natural beauty, and thriving industries make it a desirable place to live, work, and visit.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Madison County, Alabama.

  • 1808 - Madison County was created by the Mississippi Territory.
  • 1811 - The town of Huntsville became the county seat.
  • 1819 - Alabama achieved statehood, and Madison County became part of it.
  • 1861-1865 - Madison County was deeply affected by the American Civil War.
  • 1883 - The city of Madison was incorporated.
  • 1950s - Redstone Arsenal, a major U.S. Army post, was established in the county.
  • 1960s - Huntsville experienced significant growth due to space-related developments, including the establishment of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • 1970s - Madison County experienced rapid population growth and urbanization.
  • 1996 - The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home to the Saturn V rocket, was designated as a National Historic Landmark.