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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

Madison County wildfire is almost contained – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison County wildfire is almost contained
Asheville Citizen-Times
HOT SPRINGS – The 5,300-acre Silver Mine Fire was 90 percent contained as firefighters continued their efforts to suppress the fire Thursday. “This growth was expected and was part of the burnout process,” spokesman Bruce MacDonald with the Forest …

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Madison County wildfire grows to 2000 acres, endangers residences – WLOS


Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison County wildfire grows to 2000 acres, endangers residences
WLOS
WLOS — MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — Dry and windy conditions helped spark a wildfire in Madison County, which has now burned 2,000 acres and endangered residences. The exact number of residences that are threatened is unclear at this time, according …
Wildfire closes Madison County schools; other blazes battledAsheville Citizen-Times
WNC highway shut down due to fireWYFF Greenville
Highway 25 reopens in Madison County as wildfire burns 300 acresWSPA.com
High Country Press -Avery Journal Times -Morganton News Herald
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Smoke to intensify from Madison County Silver Mine Fire – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Smoke to intensify from Madison County Silver Mine Fire
Asheville Citizen-Times
He said smoke could drift onto NC-208 and NC-212 in Madison County, causing reduced visibility possibly into Tuesday. He said the burnout operation will likely continue Tuesday. Popular trails are closed, including the Appalachian Trail near Hot
Expect dense smoke from Monday burnout ops near Hot SpringsWLOS
Firefighters conduct burn-outs on Hot Springs fireMountain Xpress (blog)

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Suspicious death investigation underway in Madison County – WLOS


Asheville Citizen-Times
Suspicious death investigation underway in Madison County
WLOS
WLOS — MARSHALL, N.C. — Sheriff Buddy Harwood with the Madison County Sheriff's office says deputies are investigating a suspicious death. A male victim was found dead around midnight at a home on NC 212 near the intersection of Hoot Owl Hollow …
Authorities investigating a suspicious death in MadisonAsheville Citizen-Times

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Madison sheriff: Domestic situation led to fatal shooting – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison sheriff: Domestic situation led to fatal shooting
Asheville Citizen-Times
The Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call alerting them to a shooting inside a home in the 5000 block of N.C. 212 just before midnight Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they discovered Lunsford in a back bedroom, Harwood said. Lunsford …
Domestic altercation led to Madison County shooting death, sheriff saysWLOS
Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood says an ongoing dispute likely led to the shooting death this week of a man in Daily Journal

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Body pulled from Laurel River in Madison County – WLOS


WLOS
Body pulled from Laurel River in Madison County
WLOS
WLOS — MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — The body of a man was pulled from the Laurel River in Madison County on Friday afternoon. Sheriff Buddy Harwood says he doesn't suspect foul play and says there are signs along the riverbank that the man may have …


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