Many articles published in Madison’s Heritage in 1986 are part of a series about leading Madison Countains, based on Robert R. Burnam’s book on masonry. 1986 also features a great series on the names of Madison County communities based on Kentucky Place Names by Robert Pennick and continued from the last article published in 1985. There is also a series based on a 1870s map of Richmond and a series about Robert H. Nice house on West Main St. in Richmond. A few articles profile the Elliott Institute which was located in Kirksville. “Library has Long History” provides information on Eastern’s library and “Markers Reveal History” gives a good overview of historically significant locations in the county.