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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

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Multistate equipment theft ring has ties to Madison County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Multistate equipment theft ring has ties to Madison County
Asheville Citizen-Times
Harwood said the ring has ties in Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina and Illinois. Stolen equipment has even been exported as far away as Australia. Harwood said Indiana authorities contacted Madison County after they saw a significant increase in
Mars Hill Man Charged in Multi-State Crime RingWLOS

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Teen Killed in Accidental Self-Inflicted Shooting – WLOS


WLOS
Teen Killed in Accidental Self-Inflicted Shooting
WLOS
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — A 17-year-old is dead after accidentally shooting himself last Saturday, deputies say. Investigators say Joshua Timothy Henderson tripped and fell in his family's carport and his gun accidentally discharged. Deputies say it …
Hot Springs boy, 17, dies in accidental shootingAsheville Citizen-Times

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Madison County Residents Dress For Below Freezing Temps – WLOS


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Madison County Residents Dress For Below Freezing Temps
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MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — Madison County students were sent home Wednesday after snow began to fall. Mostly flurries fell throughout the day, and some were able to enjoy the snow and freezing temperatures because they were dressed appropriately.




WNC schools wrestle with growing e-cigarette use – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC schools wrestle with growing e-cigarette use
Asheville Citizen-Times
Janine Murphy, assistant legal counsel with the North Carolina School Boards Association, said she doesn't know if other school systems have taken action similar to Haywood County. Madison County school officials plan to look at the issue, according to




Drivers Dealing With Winter Weather Across WNC – WLOS


WLOS
Drivers Dealing With Winter Weather Across WNC
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MADISON COUNTY, N.C. — Drivers in Madison County Monday night dealt with a dusting of snow on the roads, some ice, and stretches of road socked in with fog. "It's very eerie," Jeremy McCoy said, who was driving through the county. "In Virginia it was




A pioneering school for black children in Madison County finally gets its due – Mountain Xpress


Mountain Xpress
A pioneering school for black children in Madison County finally gets its due
Mountain Xpress
CHANGE MAKER: Mars Hill native Viola King Barnette, a domestic worker whose son Herbert attended the Long Ridge School, wrote the North Carolina Department of Education to ask that schoolchildren from the Madison County school got to go to high …

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