Thank you for visiting our website. Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in Mississippi, yet we have sought to remain a small, friendly community full of rich history and looking forward to a bright future. Named for the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, the 23rd county in Mississippi was created in 1828 from portions of Yazoo and Hinds counties. This area attracted a large number of settlers from Virginia and the Carolinas who came to farm the lush, rolling hills and fertile soil. Today Madison County is home to a number of thriving businesses.