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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

Western NC students not too keen on healthier lunches – WRAL.com


Nashua Telegraph
Western NC students not too keen on healthier lunches
WRAL.com
The number of lunches served declined by 13.5 percent and the number of breakfast meals declined by 14.4 percent, according to Elizabeth Ayers, school nutrition director for Madison County Schools. With the drop in meals served plus the higher costs of …
Students not keen on healthier lunchesNashua Telegraph

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Legacy of western NC political family held in old ballot box – The Daily Advance

Legacy of western NC political family held in old ballot box
The Daily Advance
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lost for decades, the wooden box with an iron hinged lid sits safely beside a Bible on the coffee table of R.L. Clark's home. Inside are remnants of a well-oiled political machine that ruled Madison County half a century ago

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Veteran of the Week: Tim Edwards – Madison Record


Madison Record
Veteran of the Week: Tim Edwards
Madison Record
After boot camp, Edwards was attached to the 8th Marine Regiment in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He later served as a Marine Security Guard at U.S. embassies, a capacity he served for a little over a year before going to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton with the …




Whole grain biscuits? Healthy food a hard sell in WNC schools – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Whole grain biscuits? Healthy food a hard sell in WNC schools
Asheville Citizen-Times
Over the last two years, school cafeterias statewide served 12.6 million fewer meals, a 5 percent decline, according to Lynn Harvey, chief of school nutrition services for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. "There are some people who




Bass Connections panel explores new economic possibilities for Western North … – Duke Today


Duke Today
Bass Connections panel explores new economic possibilities for Western North
Duke Today
“Rethinking Appalachia” explored building an education-to-employment pipeline in Madison County by emphasizing digital education in public schools and incentivizing U.S. technology firms to hire in western North Carolina. The first step in bringing

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Authorities Search For Missing Hikers – Greeneville Sun

Authorities Search For Missing Hikers
Greeneville Sun
A search effort is gearing up in the Cherokee National Forest for two adults and a child who called authorities on a cell phone about 3:25 p.m. to report they were lost. The man, woman and child are hiking in a remote area that may be near the Brushy

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