Madison County, Ohio


Madison County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Madison County
state = Ohio


founded = March 1 1810cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Madison.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Madison County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = London | largest city = London
area_total_sq_mi = 466
area_total_km2 = 1207
area_land_sq_mi = 465
area_land_km2 = convert|1205|km|mi|0|abbr=on
area_water_sq_mi = 1
area_water_km2 = 2
area percentage = 0.16%
census yr = 2000
pop = 40213
density_sq_mi = 86
density_km2 = 33
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
web = www.co.madison.oh.us
named for = James Madison
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Madison County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 40,213. Its county seat is LondonGR|6 and is named for James Madison, President of the United States when the county was established on March 1, 1810.cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39097&sid=0 |title = Madison County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]

Madison County, which spans I-70 and I-71 as they converge on Columbus, was recently cited by the Ohio State Highway Patrol as leading the state ["AGGRESSIVE DRIVING: 20mph+ Over the Speed Limit", Ohio State Highway Patrol, Traffic Safety Bulletin, Feb 13, 2008. [http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/strategicgoal/Bulletin/2008/TrafficSafety_2008_2.pdf] , retrieved 2008-02-17] 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 [U.S. Census Quick Facts : Madison County, Ohio [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39097.html] , retrieved 2008-02-17] , 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 Fatal Crashes, 2006-2008", Ohio State Highway Patrol, [http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/fatals/Fatal%20Map/2008/Madison_Fatals_08.pdf] , retrieved 2008-02-17] .

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 466 square miles (1,207 km²).465 square miles (1,205 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Union County (north)
*Franklin County (east)
*Pickaway County (southeast)
*Fayette County (south)
*Greene County (southwest)
*Clark County (west)
*Champaign County (northwest)

Demographics

Census-designated place

*Choctaw Lake

Other places

Libraries in Madison County

The following libraries serve the communities of Madison County.
* Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library in West Jefferson, Ohio
* London Public Library (Ohio) in London, Ohio
* Mount Sterling Public Library in Mt. Sterling, Ohio
* Plain City Public Library in Plain City, Ohio

References

* [http://www.co.madison.oh.us/ Madison County Government's website]


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