Welcome to the Madison, Indiana area!
Madison has received the Stellar Communities designation from the State of Indiana! We want everyone to know why the Madison, Indiana area is a great place to live, work, play, and stay.
Madison, Indiana is a remarkable small city in the heart of Jefferson County. Founded in 1809, our architecturally renowned buildings stand in beautiful contrast to the natural beauty of the Ohio River valley. In this booming Indiana river city, Madison residents quickly built what is now the largest contiguous National Historic Landmark District in the United States.
Visually, Madison is a step back in time, but geographically we are a short drive from three major cities: Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Indianapolis, IN. Balancing our forward-thinking goals for development with historic charm, we value our unique history and work to preserve the characteristics that set us apart.
Madison has a unique mix of industry and business. We are home to world class manufacturers, national franchise businesses, innovative entrepreneurs, and small, independent businesses that feature hand-crafted excellence! In 2015, Madison, Indiana was named to the Indiana Statewide Cultural Districts Program by the The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). In 2017, we were named in the top 8 of America's Best Communities!