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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

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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

Earthquake reported near Asheville – Asheville Citizen-Times

Earthquake reported near Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 was reported midday Sunday outside of Marshall.




Group wants red foxes to be fair game in Madison County – WLOS

Group wants red foxes to be fair game in Madison County  WLOS

Hunting and trapping foxes could soon become legal in Madison County. The North Carolina Trappers Association has proposed the change. WLOS. The group …




Theatre Raleigh’s The Bridges of Madison County Is a Timeless, Well-Told Love Story – Triangle A&E

Theatre Raleigh’s The Bridges of Madison County Is a Timeless, Well-Told Love Story  Triangle A&E

Based on the novel of the same name, Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County, onstage now through Theatre Raleigh and under the direction of …




Concerns grow over funding for repairs at O.E. Roberts Stadium – WLOS

Concerns grow over funding for repairs at O.E. Roberts Stadium  WLOS

Crumbling concrete, drainage issues and a rotating retaining wall are forcing Madison County school officials to close a large portion of bleachers at the high …




Weather to affect opening week of prep football; NC area schools now moving games – Charlotte Observer

Weather to affect opening week of prep football; NC area schools now moving games  Charlotte Observer

For most schools in the Observer’s coverage area, Friday marks the start of the high school football season. Or does it? The National Weather *Service* is calling …




Community honors the legacy of longtime Madison County sheriff – Asheville Citizen-Times

Community honors the legacy of longtime Madison County sheriff  Asheville Citizen-Times

Former Madison County Sheriff James “Dedrick” Brown, who served as the coutny’s top cop for a short time around 1970 and again for three terms from …


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