A brief history of Madrid
and first settled in 1846. The oldest continously inhabited Swedish settlement west of the Mississippi. It was re-named Madrid in 1882; officially incorporated in 1883. A major portion of Madrid's heritage grows out of the coal mining era of 1910-1945.
The population is 2,543 (2010 census).
Madrid is located in central Iowa approximately 25 miles northwest of Des Moines; 20 miles southwest of Ames, and 17 miles southeast of the county seat of Boone. Go to mapquest and type in the zip code of 50156 to see a map of Madrid. http://mapquest.com
Web site for the city of Madrid: http://www.madridiowa.com
Web site for the Madrid School: http://madrid.k12.ia.us