Madison County is located north of Platte County in eastern Nebraska. Norfolk, population 31,000, is its largest city. Nearby Madison, population 2,400, serves as its county seat. The county is named after former U.S. President James Madison.
Norfolk is known as the home of late comedian Johnny Carson. Exhibits at the Elkhorn Valley Musuem are dedicated to the hometown hero and every June his legendary career is honored with the Great American Comedy Festival. Find out more about the history of Madison County, including its other famous resident baseball Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, at the Madison County Historical Society.
Learn more by contacting the Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau at visitnorfolkne.com or (402) 371-2932.