Madison County

Madison County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Madison County was established in 1821 and its county seat is Jackson. Prior to the establishment of the county, the area was home to Native Americans such as the Woodlands who developed large mound villages. These mounds, known as the Pinson Mounds, are the largest Middle Woodland period mound group in the United States. In addition to the mounds, the county is notable for having three railroads and being the home of legendary Illinois Central Railroad engineer Casey Jones. The county is also the home of Lambuth University, Union University, Lane College and Jackson State Community College. For more information regarding Madison County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Haynes Family Farm Madison 1919
Hopper Farm Madison 1843
Rochelle Farms Madison 1906
Smithland Farm Madison 1900
Spivey Farm Madison 1849
Sykes Farm Madison 1822
Taylor Homeplace Farm Madison 1878
Walnut Flat Farm Madison 1865