Widely known as one of America’s most beautiful river towns, Madison has a rich past as a port town along the Ohio River during the early 1800s, so much that it was dubbed a gateway to the West. While today this proud town of 13,000 is known more for shopping and dining than it is for shipping, its merchants and innkeepers have done a stellar job of preserving that small-town charm. They love Madison and it shows. Winery tasting rooms, antiques shops, and bed-and-breakfasts are icons of the town’s newest incantation.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More