Welcome to the official NCGenWebTM
site for Madison County!
County was formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey Counties and was
named in honor of James Madison, 4th president of the US. It is
bordered by Yancey, Buncombe, and Haywood Counties in NC and by
Greene, Washington, and Unicoi Counties in TN. The county seat
(which was originally called Lapland) is Marshall, which was named
for U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall. Other towns in Madison
County include Mars Hill (home of Mars Hill College) and Hot
Springs. The courthouse
(pictured at left) is at 2 North Main Street in Marshall.
Photo courtesy of
N.C. Administrative Office
of the Courts.
Used with permission
Genealogical Resources in Madison County
Madison County Genealogy Society
The Madison County
Genealogical Society meets regularly on the first Monday in
the month, with the exception of September, when the meeting
is held on the second Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Most meetings are held in the public library in Marshall in
the meeting room, and occasionally the monthly meeting is held
at the Mars Hill College Cafeteria. In event that
inclement weather closes the Madison County Public Schools on
the day of the meeting, the society meeting is automatically
Please note the
new URL for the Madison County Genealogical Society website:
Madison County Query Board
Submit your queries about Madison
surnames, families, and places
Please consider contributing materials to this site and help keep
online genealogical research free.
you should respect your living ancestor's rights to privacy.
Families of Madison County
stories, news and items of interest
to researchers of
Madison County families
Surnames of Interest
Connect with other
researchers of the same family names
This link will
open a new window in the Madison County Genealogy Society
To return to
the Madison County Genweb site, simply close the new window.
You will also
find a link on the surname page to come back to the Madison
of Madison County Families
western North Carolina families.
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listing is free!
2013 - 2014!
the contributed documents (cemeteries, census lists, court
records, military records & pension requests, obits, and
wills & estate records) are now archived at one site for the
My name is Dee Gibson-Roles and I'm the CC for Madison County. This site would cease to exist without
your contributions. Please feel free to
with any comments, additions or questions you many have.
This page was last updated
July 27, 2013