Madison County

Videos

Search Youtube for Madison County, NC The Barns of Madison County by Jay Kaiser, Jun 5, 2010 # Tribute to Madison County Fiddlers by Pat Franklin, Nov 11, 2012 Master Fiddler Paul Crouch at the Madison County Arts Center, Marshall, NC # 2011 Madison County Heritage Festival in Mars Hill, NC by MadisonCountyVideos’s, September 30, 2011 # Keys to the Madison County Jail, Marshall, NC Tour with The Hilltop, Mars Hill College, Spring 2010 # Mills Creek by visitmadisoncounty, Oct Read more »

Madison County Government

Madison County Board of Commissioners The Madison County Board of Commissioners is the elected governing board authorized by the state of North Carolina to exercise and discharge legislative responsibilities within the county. The board consists of five commissioners elected in partisan, even-year elections. They serve four-year terms. Newly elected members take office on the first Monday in December, following the election. A chair is selected by the board from among its members. There is also an appointed county manager. The Read more »

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Empowering People, Providing Solutions Since 1914, NC Cooperative Extension has enriched the land, lives, and economy of NC. We bring the best research and resources from NC State University and NC A&T State University to county citizens. We supply informal community-based learning and technical assistance to people, businesses and governments. Our research-based solutions can improve the way people live, work, and play. Our educational focus is on:

Madison County Libraries

Madison County has three towns and three libraries. Marshall, Mars Hill and Hot Springs each present a classic library setting for the community and visitors. The libraries are coordinated to share a substantial collection of books, audio books, DVDs and online databases. Computers with internet access are available in each library. Mars Hill, Marshall, and Hot Springs offer WIFI for additional internet use. The library offers casual reading, such as newspapers and magazines, as well as books to fit any Read more »

Visitor Information

Hot Springs Welcome Center Hot Springs Tourism Association PO Box 66 Hot Springs, NC 28743 (828) 622-9932 E-Mail: admin@hotspringsnc.org Staffing the Hot Springs Welcome Center and website with local and regional information. Hot Springs, North Carolina – A Better State of Mind! www.hotspringsnc.org Madison County Visitors Center 56 South Main Street PO Box 1527 Mars Hill, NC 28754 (828) 680-9031 Toll Free: 1-877-262-3476 e-mail:info@visitmadisoncounty.com www.visitmadisoncounty.com Located at the intersection of Highway 213 and Main Street, 1 mile from Hwy. 19-23 Read more »

Picturesque Madison

Marshall, North Carolina

Madison County, North Carolina was formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey Counties. It was named for President James Madison. The county seat of Marshall (originally called Lapland) was named for U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall. The Madison County Courthouse constructed in 1906, is a two story Neo-Classical Revival brick structure in the heart of Marshall. It cost $30,000 to build. The cupola, a four stage polygonal structure, is one of the most impressive courthouse cupolas in North Carolina. The Read more »

Mars Hill, North Carolina

The history of Madison County can be explored at the Rural Life Museum on the campus of Mars Hill College. For information about current exhibits, contact the college at www.mhc.com. The college is remaining true to its tradition of service, learning and leadership which have been hallmarks of the Mars Hill experience since 1856. Mars Hill enrolls 1300 students in its day and evening classes and offers 31 majors through its three schools. Mars Hill is a town located in Read more »

Hot Springs, North Carolina

Hot Springs is a haven for those seeking a relaxing and healthful mountain retreat. Outdoor recreation abounds. Hikers can explore some of the scenic stretches of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which runs down main street before crossing the French Broad River and climbing back onto the ridgetops. Rafters can shoot the rapids on the French Broad River. Mountain bikers can wind along wooded paths to open meadows with commanding views of the surrounding peaks. Those seeking time for relaxation can Read more »

About Madison County

Madison County is located 15 miles north of Asheville on the North Carolina/Tennessee border in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. There are many attractions in our 452 square mile area, of which 73 percent is forest. Nearly one fourth is public land managed by the US Forest Service. Total area: 288,800 acres Madison ranks number 53 in size among North Carolina’s 100 counties. For more information please visit www.visitmadisoncounty.com Weather Humidity    77 Wind Speed    7.8 Rainfall    45 Snowfall    18 Clear Read more »

Other News

Weizenblatt Gallery to Host Retrospective of Asheville Artist

Asheville artist Daniel Nevins reflects on a quarter-century of image making in an exhibition coming to Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery. "Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers" will run August ...more

Active Aging Week: September 18-23, 2017

All Active Aging Week events are FREE! Fraud Watch Alert Monday, September 18 from 11 am - 12 noon Spring Creek Nutrition Site, 13077 NC Hwy 209, Hot Springs This AARP sponsored program discusses how to protect yourself fro ...more

New Exhibit at Mars Hill University Honors Liston Ramsey

A new, permanent exhibit in the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies honors the center's namesake. The exhibit is called "Mr. Speaker: The Life and Career of Liston B. Ramsey." Ramsey was a native of Madison County and ...more

The Civil War in the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective

The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens a new exhibition, "The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective," beginning August 19, 2017, and running through March 4, 2018. This exhibition presents an ...more