Georgetown Neighborhood in Madison

The Georgetown Neighborhood is an often overlooked historic site in Madison, Indiana. It doesn’t have the grand tours and rarely makes the national travel press, but it’s well worth the time to experience via the HMI walking tour. You can also learn more about this historic black settlement online. Here are a few documents to […]

Travel Guide to Madison from the National Parks Service

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed the NPS.gov website roll out their essays & visitor’s guide to Madison. This excellent series of short articles describes the history, architectural, and tourist sites in our community. All counted, their guide has over 25 webpages. Whatever the case, it’s a good resource for visitors and locals alike. Click here […]

A Day Of Infamy and Honor

As my friend,and fellow contributor,Tony has already shared with you,today is the anniversary of that awful December day in 1941 when the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor,Hawaii was unexpectedly attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It is safe to say that this day,and the events that took place on it making it so important […]

That Infamous Day in 1941

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This summary from Wikipedia: The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, […]

When Hanover College Moved to Madison

Did you know that Hanover College was formerly relocated to Madison almost 170 years ago? Here is the story as compiled by Bob Thomas for the Jefferson County Historical Society. Madison merchants offered Hanover College a better home, a pledge of ten thousand dollars, and necessary buildings on the hilltop. Hanover students at that time depended […]

Abandoned Madison (part 1)

Madison is a city that has a wealth of history in the form of our beautiful old buildings. Houses, schools, churches, and even a couple of old factories have all stood the test of time and managed to avoid falling victim to the wrecking ball of progress and modernity,among other destructive forces. All through our […]

The Ray Eddy Years at Madison High School (1939-1950)

For 11 years, Ray Eddie was boys basketball coach at Madison High School. Markers around town will remind you of the 1950 championship, but this was only the finish line of his winning tenure. Consider the following summary:  In 1939, Eddy moved to Madison, Indiana and became the Head Coach for the Madison Cubs. In his 11-year […]

Top Employers in Madison & Jefferson County (2009)

This is a listing of major employers in Jefferson County, with the number of employees as of July 2009. These statistics about jobs in Madison are from the Chamber of Commerce website. That information is no longer online, but we wanted to record it here for the public record. King’s Daughters’ Hospital & Health Services […]