Madisonville is a city that also serves as the county seat in Madison County, Texas. Both the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison were named for U.S. President James Madison. Madisonville is situated in East Texas in the middle of Madison County, centrally located between Houston TX and Dallas TX.
As of the 2010 census, Madisonville had a population of 4,396, which had increased to 4,536 by 2013. Although the city is small, it’s often referred to as the “Gateway to Bryan TX” or the “Gateway to College Station TX.” It received this nickname because it takes about 35 minutes to travel from Madisonville TX to Bryan TX, and less than an hour to go between Madisonville TX and College Station TX.
Madisonville TX was founded in 1853 as the county seat of the newly organized Madison County. While it remains the center of agricultural trade, Madisonville has diversified economically since the end of World War II and witnessed the establishment of a variety of local industries.