Madison County is a small county nestled in Northeast Nebraska. The total county population is 35,752 and includes Norfolk, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove, Tilden, Battle Creek and Madison, Nebraska. The goal of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to attract out of town guests to Madison County (any of our communities) and to generate over night stays in local hotels/motels or bed and breakfasts. Our greatest claim to fame is that Johnny Carson is from here – but we’re also known for our annual Great American Comedy Festival, the Madison County Fair, Elkhorn Valley Museum, Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch, retail shopping, some recreational activities and other educational attractions.
Some words that describe the area might be: rest-easy, informal, homey, hospitable, strong, rugged, stable, compassionate, hard-working. People here are incredibly friendly, always willing to lend a hand, keep their word and make deals on a hand shake. It’s starting to feel a bit more urban with the revitalization of downtown areas and increased shopping; however at the heart of things we’re people with good values who like to do the right thing.