Madison County

Anderson | Alexandria
Chesterfield
Country Club Heights
Edgewood | Elwood
Frankton | Ingalls
Lapel | Markleville
Orestes | Pendleton
River Forest | Summitville
Woodlawn Heights

Area
452.90 sq mi
Population
129,505
Density
291.1/sq mi
County Seat
Anderson

Events

Little 500 Festival
May
Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market
September
Pendleton Fall Festival
September

Top Employers

Community Hospital Anderson
St. Vincent Health
Nestlé
Harrah's Hoosier Park
Carter Express

Notable Residents

Jon McLaughlin
Singer-songwriter
Sandi Patty
Christian singer
Bob Carey
Race car driver
Bill Gaither
American singer and songwriter

Trivia

Natural gas was first discovered at Alexandria March 27, 1887, ushering in the “Gas Boom Era” in Madison County.

Mounds State Park features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. 14.

Horse racing has been a part of Madison County’s landscape with eight different venues beginning with the first track in 1850 to today’s Hoosier Park.

Get to know Madison County

John Dockrey smiling
Ambassador: John Dockrey

John is a resident of Alexandria and the creator of What’s Up 24/7 – an information platform that promotes awareness of all the happenings, attractions and businesses all around us.

Visiting Madison County? You should check out Paramount Theatre. I have always been amazed at the quality of concerts, plays and events that I have enjoyed there. I’ve enjoyed shows On Broadway and Off Broadway across the country and it always gives me such a sense of pride to know that in my home county, we have such a gem that continually provides a most unique and gratifying experience.