Enjoy lunch at Main Street Café in Downtown Madison, AL , originally the city’s town hall
and jail! The city was originally known as Madison Station and grew up in the 1850s around a
stop of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Madison was the site of a battle in the Civil War on
March 16, 1864, when Col. Josiah Patterson’s 5th Alabama Cavalry, supported by Col. James H.
Stuart’s cavalry battalion and a section of horse artillery, drove Col. Adam G. Gorgas’s 13th Illinois
Infantry Regiment from the city