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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

Suspected Ringleader Arrested in Madison County Drug Bust – WLOS


WLOS
Suspected Ringleader Arrested in Madison County Drug Bust
WLOS
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — An alleged marijuana ringleader is behind bars after investigators seize almost 1,000 drug plants in Madison County. Investigators say James Burleson, 60, calls himself the Medicine Man. "He thinks he is the Medicine Man and …




AVL filmmaker immerses himself in Appalachian Trail – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
AVL filmmaker immerses himself in Appalachian Trail
Asheville Citizen-Times
Most thru-hikers start in April and head north to the ending point at Mount Katahdin, Maine, to avoid the worst of the winter in the high-elevation Smokies and Western North Carolina. But Chris wanted to avoid the crowds. The Appalachian Trail

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Study finds little path from poverty in Buncombe County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Study finds little path from poverty in Buncombe County
Asheville Citizen-Times
Barriers to upward mobility are entrenched in Buncombe more so than any other Western North Carolina county — and even more than most of North Carolina and the rest of the nation, according to a 2015 Harvard study now getting national attention.




Lens | Looking at Appalachia Anew – New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)
Lens | Looking at Appalachia Anew
New York Times (blog)
Kelsey herding sheep. Pawpaw, Madison County, N.C. 2014.Credit Rob Amberg. Mr. May, an Army veteran and I.T. specialist now living in Raleigh, N.C., had never undertaken a project this ambitious. In fact, he has yet to even have a solo exhibit of his work.




Cure for wanderlust is just down the road – News & Observer


News & Observer
Cure for wanderlust is just down the road
News & Observer
From its earliest recorded history, North Carolina has attracted people from elsewhere; the first English colonists who managed to build successful settlements in the 1600s soon were followed by boatloads of people who wanted to see the place for

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Watkins: Who was first? ‘Reportedly’ Sue Dabbs – Jackson Clarion Ledger


Jackson Clarion Ledger
Watkins: Who was first? 'Reportedly' Sue Dabbs
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Dabbs said she enjoyed the column about Beth, who lives in North Carolina and is an ordained Episcopal priest and a cancer survivor. "Beth deserved having a story written about her," Dabbs said. "She's done a lot with her life and did a lot for females


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