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MADISON COUNTY (Judicial). Madison County was established for judicial and other purposes on February 2, 1842. It included the western half of what is now Montgomery County, part of what is now Walker County, and a slice of eastern San Jacinto County. Madison County was abolished by a Texas Supreme Court decision, Stockton v. Montgomery (1842), which declared judicial counties unconstitutional. Present Madison County was established in 1853.


Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).

Seymour V. Connor


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Seymour V. Connor, "MADISON COUNTY (JUDICIAL)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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