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*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Mars%20Hill%20College Mars Hill College yearbooks] - from 1917-2008; digitized by the NC Digital Heritage Center  
*[http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Mars%20Hill%20College Mars Hill College yearbooks] - from 1917-2011; digitized by the NC Digital Heritage Center  
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=madison Madison County College Students] - a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county
*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ybook/resultlist.php?county=madison Madison County College Students] - a name list of students at various NC colleges with identified hometowns in the county

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Madison County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1851
County Seat Marshall
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County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse, Marshall, N.C.


Parent County

1851--Madison County was created 27 January 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey Counties.
County seat: Marshall [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874 - search this freely available database for bank records of African-American individuals. This database includes records from all 29 branches of the bank. North Carolina bank locations included Wilmington, Raleigh & New Bern.






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry


  • Madison county newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county & libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress. If you find a paper of interest on microfilm, you may be able to request it via Interlibrary Loan with your local public library.
  • Madison County residents in the newspaper - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
  • See the "Deaths" category in the Vital Records section for information on obituaries



Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
  • Madison County marriages - may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).