Hidden Valley of the Flint Hills
Madison was founded in 1857 and moved downriver to the site of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1879. Already a bustling cattle and farm trade center, in 1921 the town boomed with the discovery of oil. The population soared, the housing shortage was acute, and retail businesses multiplied to accommodate the feverish growth of the oil field economy. Agriculture and oil still predominate Madison's economic base.
Nestled in the Verdigris Valley, is a beautiful, vital, strong community. Good K-12 schools, a new community center, public library and swimming pool reflecst the pride of its citizens. The 114 acre Madison Lake, located only one and one-half miles south of Madison, offers excellent fishing, with camping facilities and electric hookups. Enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, and swimming during your stay at Madison Lake.