The Jefferson County Historical Society is located in heart of the National Historic Landmark District of downtown Madison, Indiana. Madison, founded in 1809, is well known for its preserved 19th century architecture, railroad history, and its beautiful riverfront on the Ohio River. It was once a busy steamboat port, and was the terminus of the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, the first railroad in Indiana.
The Heritage Center offers visitors a permanent exhibit gallery featuring Jefferson County and Madison history, a restored 1895 railroad station, a wooden caboose, and a Children’s Education facility. Also in the Heritage Center is our Research Library which makes available to researchers our collections of genealogy, maps, early government records, photographs, and other materials.