Madison, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Boone County, was burned during the Civil War, but recovered and was incorporated in 1906 and named for Colonel William Madison Peyton, a pioneer coal operator who led the movement to establish the county. Another theory is that the county was named for president James Madison. Madison is located in a wide bottom along the Little Coal River below the mouth of its Pond Fork.
Madison has been called the "Gateway to the Coalfields." It occupied a strategic locale during the Mine Wars in southern West Virginia in 1921. Thousands of armed coal miners passed through the town on their way to Blair Mountain.
Lodging near Madison, West Virginia
Map of Madison, West Virginia
Madison is located in the Hatfield & McCoy Region in southwestern West Virginia.