Madison County
North Carolina

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Madison County, North Carolina
The county was formed in 1851 from parts of of Buncombe County and Yancey County.
It was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States (1809-1817).
Madison County is located deep in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, and much of the county's terrain is rugged, heavily forested, and sparsely populated. The county's northern border is with the State of Tennessee. Madison County's largest river is the French Broad River, which flows north-northwest through the county, first past the county seat of Marshall, then past the resort town of Hot Springs.

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill is the oldest college in western North Carolina.
The county seat is Marshall.

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Hot Springs * Mars Hill * Marshall



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Website Updates:
August 2016: Bio: Edward F Rector
March 2016: History Topics: Laurel Creek Massacre

October 2015: Cemetery adds: Ball Cemetery: Kuykendall; Cook Cemetery: Williams; Old County Home Cemetery: Gage
April2015: Marriage: Shelton/Shelton; Cemetery Adds: Noah Shelton Cemetery
Feb 2015:  bio for GILBERT; Newspaper Gleanings: Mrs Griffe celebrates 116th birthday; HistoryTopics: County History



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