Madison Township

Curtisville…Levi B. Colvin laid out the town of Curtisville around 1859 and began settling lots in hopes of securing a railroad station so he could load cars and ship from his saw mill. The town was at one time known for shipping lumber of superior quality. Named from an early settler named Curtis, it still had a post office in 1875.

Hobbs…Hobbs or Hobbs Station, dates from about 1872 and has always been a shipping point for agricultural products. The first house in Hobbs was built in 1872. Hobbs Station was located on a farm owned by Henderson Hobbs. Early businesses in Hobbs included a general store, saw mill and blacksmith shop. The post office was established in 1876.

West Elwood…In 1891 during a time when Elwood was really growing, it grew west into Tipton County. The little town was known as Harmony, but the town went out of existence and the original site of Harmony is now known as West Elwood.