The Coal Heritage Museum
is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Southern West Virginia coalfields through miners' tools, photographs, oral history tapes, company records and other pieces of the state's mining history.
As the seat of Boone County, Madison
boasts two city parks, a Wellness Trail and the Madison Civic Center, which seats 1,500 spectators. The town lies within short driving distance of the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails System
and WaterWays Park
, both of which are accessible from U.S. 119 Corridor G.
Celebrate the state's coal heritage at the annual West Virginia Coal Festival
in June. Activities consist of a miners' memorial service, mine equipment display, Nashville entertainers, a parade and fireworks. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 304-369-9118 or visit The Coal Heritage Museum's Web site.
Madison is home to more than 3,200 people and 100 businesses. Major employers of this city include Boone County Schools, Hobet Mining, Boone Memorial Hospital and Boone County government.