Madison County

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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

MHU Events April 26 – May 7, 2017

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 26 Migrant Education Program and Donation Drive 6:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Leah Charbonneau, MA, AmeriCorps Vista with the NC Department ...more

Mars Hill University Seeks Input on Search for New President

As the committee working to find the next president of Mars Hill University moves into the next phase of its search, it is seeking public input to help it develop a profile of the ideal candidate. Along with faculty, staff, and st ...more

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, Madison County Chamber of Commerce awards two $500 Scholarships. To qualify, applicant: must be a Madison County resident for at least one year will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) must hav ...more

“Ruthless! The Musical” at Owen Theatre – CANCELLED

MHU Theatre Arts Department has cancelled Performances of Ruthless! The Musical Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of "Ruthless! The Musical" by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department, scheduled for April ...more