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John P. Rankin: The history of 127 Church Street, United Methodist Church

By JOHN P. RANKIN Madison Historian MADISON – There are some mysteries surrounding the history of 127 Church Street, which is home to the Madison ... Read more

9 months ago by John Few.

Sunday marks the 156th anniversary of “affair” at Madison Station

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian  MADISON – There were only two battles of any size fought in Madison County during the Civil War.  They ... Read more

11 months ago by John Few.

John Rankin: Remembering a true American hero on “VE” Day

MADISON – More than thirteen years ago on this 75th anniversary of the “Victory in Europe” Day of May 8, Sherri Wilkerson Shamwell with her ... Read more

11 months ago by John Few.

Sent from Pennsylvania to help others ravaged by war in the south, Dr. John Huber Hertzler became known as “The Sage of Mullens Flat”

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian MADISON – After the Civil War, John Hertzler’s father sent him south from Pennsylvania to help those suffering from ... Read more

12 months ago by John Few.

A Vintage Vignette by John P. Rankin: The Trotman Family

By Madison historian John P. Rankin MADISON – In 1986 when I moved to Madison after spending more than 15 years in the metropolitan areas ... Read more

1 year ago by John Few.

Madison’s past with John P. Rankin: Farley-Crutcher Cemetery and the Little Log Cabin

By Madison historian John P. Rankin MADISON – The Farley – Crutcher Cemetery is on farm and timber land that runs from Horizon Elementary School ... Read more

1 year ago by John Few.

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