As the county seat, Madisonville is the oldest town in Monroe County. The historic town square features the Monroe County courthouse, scene of the only Civil War skirmish in the county. From the steps of the courthouse in 1886, brothers Robert and Alf Taylor launched their famous political campaigns for governor which became known as the War of the Roses. In 1956, native son U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, one of the most influential congressional leaders of the 20th century, officially announced his campaign for Vice-President of the U.S. Come shop, eat, an stroll the downtown square.

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Madisonville, TN