Known as the “Land Between Two Rivers,” Madison County is situated between the Pearl River to the east and the Big Black River to the west. The county is made up of the towns of Canton, Madison, Ridgeland, and Flora. Canton serves as its county seat and was the hub of Madison County during the Civil Rights movement. Madison County was created in 1828, and African slaves were among its earliest settlers. As the county grew, the African American society began to create roots in this region, and their legacy continues to this day.
Susan Orr-Koplfer’s, “Where Rebels Roost.”