Established in 1804 Madison, Maine is a small community with rich history, beautiful scenery and a relaxed way of life. There is a viable downtown area with shopping, eateries, banking and more. Local industry is anchored by UMP Madison (Madison Paper Industries) and the 40 acre Backyard Farms Tomato Greenhouse. The Kennebec River winds its way through town, providing many points for paddling, fishing and floating in the summertime. We hope you find Madison a great place to live, work and play.
Constructed in October 2013, the Main Street Park and Playground features a 7500 square foot play area. Located right on Main Street, it is the most notable of the Town's park areas. Over $70,000 was raised by local businesses and individuals for the playground and other amenities. Donors are recognized with granite markers along the sidewalk in the park.
Other recreational facilities include the ball fields located on Preble Avenue. This facility is home to little league football activities as well as four baseball fields and two softball fields. In the winter time trails are groomed at the Preble Avenue fields to allow for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Madison's Recreation Committee offers activities for children throughout the year. Click here to find out more!
Built in 1906, the Madison Public Library is located at 12 Old Point Avenue and opens Monday through Saturday at 10AM. Closing times vary. Visit their webpage for more information at www.madison.lib.me.us
Head Librarian Julie Forbus works with the Board of Trustees, who include Kim Harper, Barbara Moody, Christine Stratton, Ann Withee-Heald and Phil Daigle.
Madison is one of many participants in the Maine Infonet Download Library. Subscription fees from all participating libraries combine to provide much more than any one library could on its own--the true concept of lending libraries.
The Madison area is served by Maine School Administrative District #59. Schools include Madison Area Memorial High School located on Rt. 148, Madison Junior High School on Main Street, and Madison Elementary School on Learner's Lane. In 2019 US News and World Report ranked Madison High School among the top 25 public schools in Maine (#22), a substantial achievement for a rural school district.
Bonnie Levesque is currently the interim Superintendent and reports to a 7 member School Board.
Bruce Thebarge, Chair Rob Dimock
James Robbins Carla Franzose
Steve Austin Zena Griffith
For more complete information see the district website