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Built in 1808 as a frontier defense post and named after President James Madison, Fort Madison was abandoned and set afire after repeated Native American attacks. The railroad later transformed the town into a bustling Mississippi River transport center. The business district has a late Victorian flavor, while Lee County Courthouse on Avenue F is an example of Greek Revival architecture.

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City of Fort Madison 811 Avenue E FORT MADISON, IA 52627. Phone:(319)372-7700

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Old Fort Madison
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Comfort Inn & Suites
6169 Reve Ct. Fort Madison, IA 52627
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