Madison was first established as the Boone Court House, and the town was renamed around the year 1865. The community is now home to 3,076 people.
Madison is known as the “Gateway to the Coalfields,” as it is located on a principal route through the southern coalfields. Due to its strategic location, Madison was involved in the Mine Wars. Miners twice rallied at the town ballpark in August 1921 to consider whether to continue their march to neighboring Logan and Mingo counties. Thousands of armed marchers passed through the town and surrounding region on their way to and from the fighting at Blair Mountain, which is located up Spruce Fork from Madison.
Active SWV recently expanded our service area to encompass Boone County, and we are excited to bring new physical activity opportunities to the community of Madison. Active SWV is looking for members of the Madison community that would be interested in leading physical activity programs for their friends and family. Training and certification cost will be covered by Active SWV and include risk management, CPR/First Aid, group dynamics, promotion, and activity training. Activities can range from hikes, walking groups, tai chi, water aerobics, or anything else you are interested in leading!
If you or someone you know is interested in free training to offer free physical activity programs in the town of Madison, please call 304-254-8488 or email Erin Reid at Erin@activeswv.com.