Madison County became the hub of West Tennessee in the 20th century. Now major highways and rail lines traverse the county and its seat, Jackson. Three railroad companies and industry spawned by the railroads, such as the cotton mill town of Bemis, provided the main sources of employment during the 1900s. As job opportunities abounded, the population grew. Images of America: Madison County features the industrial development, business history, and lives of those people who were touched by this tremendous growth in Jackson and the county's outlying communities during the 20th century.Jobs. Railroads began operating in Madison County just prior to the Civil War, but many rail lines in the county were destroyed during that conflict. ... John Luther aquot;Caseyaquot; Jones, a locomotive engineer from Jackson, died Railroads Bring Jobs.
|Author||:||Linda J. Higgins|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2009-09-09|