LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Madisonville, Texas

As the county seat of Madison County, Madisonville is located on a league of land granted by the Mexican government to Job Starks Collard, a member of Stephen F. Austin's Colony. In 1854, Collard donated 200 acres of land for the county seat. Both the county and city are named for President James Madison.

Madisonville is located at the crossroads of I-45 and Texas 75 which runs north-south, and historic Texas 21 (El Camino Real) which runs east-west from Natchitoches, Louisianna, on to Mexico City. The city is a center for agriculture trade as well as diversified industry. Some 400,000 pounds of fresh mushrooms are produced weekly at Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. The fresh mushrooms are harvested, packed and distributed to commercial centers in Texas and other states.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Madisonville, TX

Mary Kay Museum

See the history behind Mary Kay Ash and her world-famous company, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Displays include many of the lavish rew...

Amon G. Carter Parks

SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on FM 2583 and follow to lake. * Ramp will accommodate all...

Ray Roberts Lake WMA

The Ray Roberts Lake WMA has 40,920 acres located in Denton, Cooke and Grayson counties, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth ...