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Madison County Genealogy

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Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 19,635. Its county seat is Marshall.

The county was formed in 1851 from parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County. It was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States (1809-1817).

Source: WIkipedia.

Madison County Genealogy Resources

Madison County NCGenweb

NCGenWeb Madison County Archives

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802
(covers Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

Madison County Genealogy Society
PO Box 155
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(They hold meetings at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month in Marshall, NC at the Public Library.)

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Madison County Government

Madison County Official Site

Madison County – Register of Deeds
Online Records Search
County Administration Building
5707 Highway 25/70
PO Box 66
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3014

Madison County Library
Main Library
1335 North Main Street
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3741 Phone
(828) 649-3504 Fax

Mars Hill Branch
25 Dogwood Street
P.O. Box 28
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-5183 Phone

Hot Springs Branch
88 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 175
Hot Springs, NC 28743
(828) 622-3584

Tax Records

Landers Surname in Tax lists for 1903/1905

Census Records

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Partial transcription of Madison County, NC Census for 1900

Madison County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Madison County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Madison County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Madison County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Madison County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

THunter on “Searching for Amanda Jane “Maudy” Gowan Hunter’s (b. 1857 d. 1929) parents”

I’m searching for the parents of my G Grandmother – Amanda Jane “Maudy” Gowan Hunter. She was born in South Carolina in 1857 and married my G Grandfather Thomas Jackson Hunter in 1876 in Madison County, NC. They lived in Bull Creek, Madison county, NC. I’ve searched everywhere I know and can’t find the actual county or town in South Carolina she came from. I’ve heard it was York, SC and a few more but no one seems to know for sure. I believe her family must have moved to Madison county, NC but I can’t find her listed on any Gowan family Census anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.




mshelton on “Mitchell Harris and Sarah Shelton(Higgins)”

Does anyone out there have any info. on a Mitchell Harris that married Sarah (Higgins) Shelton. They had a son Nelson(Nelse Harris).Sarah had several children prior to marrying Mitch harris like Guy and Thrower Higgins. My email is teacherrnr@hotmail.com


Madison County, NC at Genforum

Cities and Towns of Madison County

* Hot Springs
* Mars Hill
* Marshall

The County also has the following townships:

* Township 1 – Marshall
* Township 2 – Laurel
* Township 3 – Mars Hill
* Township 4 – Beech Glenn
* Township 5 – Walnut
* Township 6 – Hot Springs
* Township 7 – Ebbs Chapel
* Township 8 – Spring Creek
* Township 9 – Sandy Mush
* Township 10 – Grapevine
* Township 11 – Revere Rice Cove

News related to Madison County, NC

“madison county” nc – Google News

Update: Missing Madison teen found unharmed – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Update: Missing Madison teen found unharmed
Asheville Citizen-Times
GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE – An autistic teen from Madison County, North Carolina who had been missing since Saturday was found unharmed late Monday morning in the edge of Tennessee. Devon Dakota Williams, 13, was found by a Greene County, …
13 Year Old Autistic Boy Missing In Madison CountyWLOS
Silver Alert issued for 13-year-old NC boy; authorities say he could be in dangermyfox8.com
Missing Madison Co. autistic, nonverbal child foundWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Greeneville Sun -WCYB -WHNS Greenville
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2nd person arrested after NC man found dead in driveway – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
2nd person arrested after NC man found dead in driveway
WYFF Greenville
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. —Madison County deputies arrested Brandon Hogan just after midnight on Thursday in Rabun County, Georgia. More News. Vigil held honoring Upstate woman… Report: Woman burns down farm,… Search on for 8 people who …
Twists, turns in manhunt for Madison murder suspectsAsheville Citizen-Times
Woman, son sought in North Carolina murder captured in Rabun CountyAtlanta Journal Constitution
Second Suspect Captured in Connection to Madison Co. MurderWLOS
Clayton Tribune -WNCN -WHNS Greenville
all 18 news articles »




Third Suspect in Custody for Madison County Murder – WLOS


Clayton Tribune
Third Suspect in Custody for Madison County Murder
WLOS
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — Madison county sheriff's investigators have charged a third person, Diane Chapman, 34, for the murder of 67-year-old Edward Praytor. Chapman was being held in Rabun County, Ga. at the jail on unrelated drug charges.
BREAKING: Rabun inmate Diane Chapman charged in NC murder caseClayton Tribune

all 4 news articles »




Madison County Mother, Son Facing Murder Charges Extradited – WLOS

Madison County Mother, Son Facing Murder Charges Extradited
WLOS
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — A pair accused of murdering a Madison County man is back in Western North Carolina. Brandon Hogan and his mother, Nancy, were extradited from Rabun County, Ga. late Tuesday. Investigators say 67-year-old Edward Praytor …

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Deputies, SBI Investigating Suspicious Death – WLOS

Deputies, SBI Investigating Suspicious Death
WLOS
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — Madison County deputies and the SBI are looking for two people of interest after a suspicious death on Sandy Mush Road. Authorities say they went to a home on Tuesday around noon in response to a 911 call but did not say …




Meadows move to depose speaker fractures NC delegation – Hendersonville Lightning

Meadows move to depose speaker fractures NC delegation
Hendersonville Lightning
Jones concedes it's “a tall mountain to climb” to oust the speaker, but reminded that in 1989 he was one of the 20 Democratic General Assembly members in Raleigh who toppled Liston Ramsey, a four-term state House Speaker from Madison County.

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