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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.)


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

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

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Women wade into fly-fishing class in western NC
Andrea Martinez, who drove down from Madison County to take the class, agreed the ladies-only learning environment was somewhat less daunting. Because most of what you see on the river is men, she said. So perhaps its a wild generalization but maybe …

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‘A Consummate Professional’: Lawmakers Celebrate Retiring Special Counsel … – WUNC

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He helped compile information on North Carolina's General Assembly for an influential book ranking statehouses across the country. As a law student, Cohen was elected to the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen, incidentally defeating Alexander … "Liston

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Drowning in Madison County – WLOS

Drowning in Madison County
WLOS News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the …

Many Rural NC Bridges Need Work – News Radio 570 WWNC

Many Rural NC Bridges Need Work
News Radio 570 WWNC
… rural bridges are structurally deficient according to TRIP, a national transportation research group out of Washington D-C. That is the 14th highest rate in the country. Buncombe County reportedly has 25 such bridges, Haywood: 50 and Madison County

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Jameis Winston – The Daily Progress

Jameis Winston
The Daily Progress
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) …

ANOTHER WORLD: Duke summer program reaches out to rural NC girls – Durham Herald Sun

Durham Herald Sun
ANOTHER WORLD: Duke summer program reaches out to rural NC girls
Durham Herald Sun
Submitted Photo | Courtesy of Deborah Hicks Madison County students Morgan, Mikalah, Kristina and Kaitlyn gather around a tractor at Mountain Harvest Organic Farm. They visited the farm as part of Duke's Education and Rural Entrepreneurship in …

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