Madison, West Virginia

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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  in southern West Virginia in 1921. Thousands of armed coal miners passed through the town on their way to

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Madison is approximately 1.5 miles southeast of the US-119 expressway at Danville, West Virginia, 30 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, and 30 miles northeast of Logan, West Virginia.

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Madison is located in the in southwestern West Virginia.