Madison, Maryland

Madison is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States.[2] The population was 204 at the 2010 census.[3]

Madison, Maryland
Malone's Church, located just south of Madison
Malone's Church, located just south of Madison
Madison is located in Maryland
Location in Maryland
Madison is located in the United States
Madison (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°30′25″N 76°13′19″W / 38.50694°N 76.22194°W / 38.50694; -76.22194
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
 • Total3.25 sq mi (8.40 km2)
 • Land3.20 sq mi (8.30 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
4 ft (1 m)
 • Total205
 • Density63.98/sq mi (24.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
21648, 21677
Area code(s)410, 443, and 667
FIPS code24-49700
GNIS feature ID585655


In the early 19th century, the community was a hamlet known as "Tobacco Stick."[4] Around 1822, Harriet Tubman was born just outside the hamlet; in her youth, she lived in her father's cabin nearby, in what is now the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.[5]


Madison is located in western Dorchester County, at the south end of Madison Bay, an arm of the Little Choptank River and part of the Chesapeake Bay estuary system. Maryland Route 16 passes through the community, leading northeast 10 miles (16 km) to Cambridge, the county seat, and southwest 5 miles (8 km) to Taylors Island.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Madison CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.26%, is water.[3]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Madison, Maryland
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Madison CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2015.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Visit Dorchester: Charming Towns". Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  5. ^ Ruane, Michael E. (April 20, 2021). "Harriet Tubman's lost Maryland home found, archaeologists say". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.