Madison County, Nebraska
Welcome to Madison County in Nebraska.
Home of famous Tonight Show host Johnny Carson and located in the middle of Northeast Nebraska, Madison County serves as a hub for the communities that call this region home. This 24-mile square county located in northeastern Nebraska was first defined and named for President James Madison in 1856.
Madison County, with Madison as its county seat and Norfolk as its most populated city, ranks as Nebraska’s seventh most populated county with 34,876 in the 2010 census. Madison County, Nebraska is approximately 120 miles northwest of Omaha and 70 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa. The namesake of the tri-county area, the Elkhorn River, flows throw the county. Although Madison County is largely agricultural in nature, it is also supported by several large manufacturing facilities and a dynamic healthcare system, thus creating a diversified economy seeking highly-skilled labor and serving the needs of residents throughout the United States.
Other communities in the county, aside from Madison and Norfolk, are Battle Creek, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove and Tilden. With the high quality of life and many amenities of the area, you will find that Madison County is the perfect place to raise a family and achieve your career goals.
Meadow Grove is a village in Madison County, Nebraska, with a population of 301 and is located 17 miles west of Norfolk. Meadow Grove was named by the Fremont and Missouri Valley Railroad because of its location: a meadow to the west and a cottonwood grove of trees to the south.
"What matters is our common goal — the unifying thread that binds us together. Building communities that are good, that are safe, and that provide fulfilling and rewarding opportunities for families ... to do meaningful work, pursue happiness and feel loved and a sense of belonging.”
- Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning