In Memory of Guy Alan Bockman
While gathering research material for publication, one always finds much more information than can be included in the final book. The leftovers are too valuable not to share, hence this website. The book Madison Station details in text, maps and black-and-white pictures the development of Madison from her pioneer days through the beginnings of her explosive growth in the 1950's. Madison Station is available for loan or for in-house research at the Metro Nashville Archives, the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.Originally chartered as Madison Station, Tennessee the community in northern Davidson County is now a suburb of Nashville; but Madison, TN has a rich and fascinating history of her own. What is now the multi-laned highway through Madison was only a bison trace when famed Long Hunters Thomas Sharpe "Big Foot" Spencer and Kasper Mansker trod that path between what is now Sumner County and the Big French Lick on the Cumberland River.