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Madison County, Missouri

US county information
NameMadison County
Largest cityFredericktown
US Area
Total Area497.60 sq mi (1288.8 km2)
Land Area496.73 sq mi (1286.5 km2)
Water Area0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Population Est.12276 (2008)
Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Named forFormer President of the United States James Madison
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Madison County is a county located in the Lead Belt region in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 11,800. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 12,276. Its county seat and largest city is Fredericktown . The county was officially organized on December 14, 1818, and was named after President James Madison.

Mining has been a key industry in this area with Madison County recorded as having the oldest lead mine west of the Mississippi River.

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