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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Madison County are Berea, Boonesborough, Kingston, Kirksville, Richmond, Waco

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Madison County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. In 2019, the population was estimated to be 92,987. Its county seat is Richmond. The county is named for Virginia statesman James Madison, who later became the fourth President of the United States.The county is part of the Richmond-Berea, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area which is also included in the Lexington–Fayette–Richmond–Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area. Madison County is considered a moist county, meaning that although the county prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages (and is thus a dry county), it contains a city where retail alcohol sales are allowed. Nevertheless, two of the county's 19 precincts are completely dry. Alcohol can also be sold by the drink in Berea, Richmond, and at Arlington and The Bull golf clubs. Madison County is home to Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, and historic Boone Tavern. Famous pioneer Daniel Boone lived in Madison County and built Fort Boonesborough, now a state historic site.