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Madison County, North Carolina History

When was Madison County, NC Created?
Madison County was created on January 27, 1851 from Buncombe County and Yancey County. This county was named for James Madison (1751–1836), the 4th President of the United States .

What is the County Seat of Madison County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Marshall also, the county government website is www.madisoncountync.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Greene County, Tennessee (north), Unicoi County, Tennessee (north), east), Yancey County (east), Buncombe County (south), Haywood County (southwest), Cocke County, Tennessee (west).

What cities and towns are in Madison County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hot Springs, MarsHill, Marshall.


Madison County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Madison County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Madison County clerk of court.

You can search online for Madison County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide


Madison County, NC Census Records

What Madison County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Madison Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide


Madison County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Madison County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Madison County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Madison County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide


Madison County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Madison County, NC?
A list of Madison County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Madison County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Madison County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Madison Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madison Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Madison Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madison Co. NC General and History Websites

Madison Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madison Co. NC Military Records

Madison Co. NC Schools & Directories

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