Welcome to the City of Madison, Florida
The City of Madison, with a population of just over 3,000, was designated as one of the "Best Little Towns in Florida" by VISIT FLORIDA, and serves as the county seat for county government. For over 50 years, the city has served as home for North Florida Community College and as an out-campus for St. Leo University. Downtown Madison is filled with quaint gift shops, antique stores, outdoor shops and nice eateries. And all of the downtown area is overflowing with classic 150 to nearly 200 year old homes and buildings.
Also, in the heart of downtown Madison is Four Freedoms Park. The park is a beautifully landscaped city-block area containing a large gazebo and the Four Freedoms monument. This famous monument honors Colin P. Kelley, a former Madison County resident, recognized as the first U.S. hero of World War II and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery and valor in combat.
Madison is a Military Family and Community Covenant city. The Covenant is a public affirmation and pledge to support military personnel, military families, and veterans.