Madison’s 175th

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the city of Madison, Florida.

Daughters of Dr. Chandler Holmes Smith II and Marie Vann Dial Smith, ca. 1914

Daughters of Dr. Chandler Holmes Smith II and Marie Vann Dial Smith, ca. 1914

Florida Manufacturing Company mill, ca. 1890

Florida Manufacturing Company mill, ca. 1890

T.J. Beggs & Company General Store, 1900

T.J. Beggs & Company General Store, 1900

Madison town band, ca. 1900

Madison town band, ca. 1900

Eva Gertrude Littleton and her Aunt Sweetie, ca. 1910

Eva Gertrude Littleton and her Aunt Sweetie, ca. 1910

Horse drawn fire wagon, 1910s

Horse drawn fire wagon, 1910s

King David Atkins, World War I veteran, ca. 1917

King David Atkins, World War I veteran, ca. 1917

Ragans Chrysler Plymouth dealership, 1930s

Ragans Chrysler Plymouth dealership, 1930s

Florence Eloise Littleton with her two brothers, 1938

Florence Eloise Littleton with her two brothers, 1938

Eunice Priest Clark buying savings bond from Lem Crandall at the post office, 1940

Eunice Priest Clark buying savings bond from Lem Crandall at the post office, 1940

Thomas “Buck” Miller, 1950

Thomas “Buck” Miller, 1950

Patricia and Gail Herring, 1957

Patricia and Gail Herring, 1957

Boys picking shade tobacco, 1977

Boys picking shade tobacco, 1977

Edna Warner crocheting, 1977

Edna Warner crocheting, 1977

Ernestine, 1977

Ernestine, 1977

Marybelle V. James being sworn in as the first woman and the first African American elected county commissioner in Madison County

Marybelle V. James being sworn in as the first woman and the first African American elected county commissioner in Madison County

Want to see more? The Madison Collection contains approximately 1,000 photographs of Madison County’s people, places and industries.