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Madison County, Ohio

US county information
NameMadison County
StateOhio
SeatLondon
Largest cityLondon
US Area
Total Area466 sq mi (1206.9 km2)
Land Area465 sq mi (1204.4 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population40213 (2000)
Density33.2/km2 (86/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 16, 1810
Named forJames Madison
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Madison County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,435. Its county seat is London . Madison County is named for James Madison, President of the United States and was established on March 1, 1810. The county is part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2008, Madison County, which spans Interstats 70 and 71 as they converge on Columbus, was cited by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as leading the state for the most number of speeding tickets in excess of 20-mph over the posted limit. Despite a population of around 42,000 in 2006, over 7,700 such tickets were issued in three years. Approximately 3 of Madison County's 18 fatal crashes in 2006 and 2007 occurred on interstates. Madison County is also home to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, the

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, and several prison facilities.


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