Welcome to the Madison County Genealogocial & Historical Society Website!

We welcome everyone interested in Madison County, Arkansas history & genealogy to the official site of the society. The Society hopes that this website will be of use to researchers who live away from Madison County by providing information about our resources and material available at our research library.

If you have any suggestions or ideas of items that you would like to see on this website, please feel free to contact our webmaster by submitting your suggestions or ideas by clicking on the "Contact Us" from the menu at the top of the page. and we will consider your input. If you would like to make a comment about this website, send your comments by mailing the webmaster by email. Email your comments to the webmaster.

Check out updates to new society publications by clicking on "Society News" at the bottom of the website menu on the right. You can view the table of contents of the last three issues of the 2021 Madison County Musings.

Placing Orders On-Line

You may place orders on line using the secure services of PayPal. Back issues of The Musings and our many other publications and books can be ordered by simply selecting the "Add to Cart" buttons found below each publication. Simply go to our Publications page by selecting "Publications" from the top of this page or select one of the books from the menu at the right. Your order will be sent by U.S. Mail.

If you do not want to place your order on line, click on the link below, print the order form, enter the items you wish to order, enclose your personal check or money order, and mail to the society at the address on the order form.

You can view a list of books for sale by clicking on the link below.

Originally published by Gloria Sisk in 1986 as part of the state and county Sesquicentennial celebration, this interesting book contains interviews with Madison County Residents and lots of historical information, 258 pages, indexed. This book has been out of print for years so get your copy while our supply lasts. The cost of this book is $15 if picked up at the Society office on N. Gaskill St.

You may also click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail. Cost by mail is $19.

Drakes Creek Area Cemeteries - Now Available!!

  1. The 12th book about Madison County Cemeteries is now available and ready for shipping.
  2. To view the cemeteries enumerated in this new volume and ordering information, click here.

Our Smith Family: The Descendants of Simeon Peter Smith I, Madison County Arkansas

  1. Also contains allied family information on the Lee, Weaver & Williams families;
  2. 246 pages, 23 photos; full name index; price is $25.00 (plus $4.50 if mailed. For Ordering information, click here.

When the Presbyterians Came to Kingston

We now have reprinted the book "When The Presbyterians Came to Kingston: Kingston Community Church 1917-1951", by Abby Burnett with Ellen Compton and John D. Little. It is 261 pages long and has 108 photos in it. The cost is $29.50 which includes shipping and handling.

"This book covers the history, construction and operation of the large two-storied Presbyterian Church and adjoining school which was built on Community Hill in Kingston in the mid-1920's. The first graduating class was in 1925. Later a hospital was operated in conjunction with this Church and other social programs were offered to the people of the area which would not have otherwise been available. Many of the available programs were supported by the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church (especially the Brick Church) in New York state. The book presents the many factors that led to the closing of the school and the destruction of the two-storied Presbyterian Church in the 1940's."

Click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail.

Madison County Musings


The Madison County Musings is the official publication of the Madison County Genealogical and Historical Society. The Madison County Musings is published each year in April, June, September, and November. Volume I, No. 1 of The Madison County Musings was first published in the spring of 1982 and all back issues from 1982 - 2020 are available for purchase.

We have the complete topical index of all articles that have appeared in the Musings and this list can be viewed by selecting ´The Madison County Musings´or ´Musings Topical Index´ from the menu on the right. The index list the name of the article and well as the issue and page number that the article appears on.

Back issues can be ordered and paid for on-line or you may order by mail. If ordering by mail, simply list the back issues that you want, such as Spring 1884 or Summer 2006. One back issue is $5.00 plus S & H of $3.00. Shipping and Handling for 2-4 issues of the Musiings is only $5.00.