City of Madison
Established in 1856 as a shipping station on the Memphis and Charleston R.R., the town was plotted on land owned by James Clemens and incorporated by vote of its citizens in 1869.
First officials included William R. Johnson, mayor; and five aldermen, William B. Dunn, first depot agent; Thomas J. Clay, first postmaster; George W. Martin, first merchant; James H. Bibb, planter; and Dr. George R. Sullivan.
The community remained small until the growth of industries associated with Redstone Arsenal and the Jetport in the 1950's and 1960's transformed Madison intro a thriving city.
Madison's third City Hall, built in 1955, in the City of Madison, Alabama
The Hall housed two jail cells, the fire engine and offices for the police chief and his deputy.
In December 2000 Cindy Sensenberger and her family reopened it as a unique dining establishment.