The Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society was formed over 50 years ago by thoughtful citizens who were concerned about preserving the unique heritage of this area. The richness and diversity of 200 years of local history indeed should be shared and celebrated.

Madison County, established in 1808, is a county that is older than the State. The small village of Huntsville, founded not far from the Tennessee River, has enjoyed a history that is worth being saved and shared for future generations.

Recent publications include a biannual Huntsville Historical Review and books on local history that include Incidents of the War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Jane Chadick; Historical Markers of Madison County; and recently A History of Early Settlement of Madison County, 1808-1819.

The members of the Historical Society are dedicated to preserving the past to enrich the future through local education and preservation. Recently the Society has partnered with UAHuntsville, adding an element of youthful enthusiasm to our history.

The Society meets quarterly at the Huntsville Public Library and visitors are always welcome to attend.


HMCHS is now featuring a new publication: King Cotton to Space Capital - The Huntsville-Madison County Story by Jacquelyn Proctor Reeves. More information

Members, please check frequently for Madison County / Huntsville history inquiries on our Facebook Page!