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About Madison County
- Madison was formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey. It was named in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. It is in the western section of the State, and is bounded by Yancey, Buncombe and Haywood counties and the state of Tennessee. The present land area is 448.10 square miles and the 1990 population was 16,953. The first court was ordered to be held at the tavern house of Adolphus Baird at which time the majority of the justices could adjourn to any other place they determined until a courthouse could be erected.
Seven commissioners were named to select a site for the county seat. When the place was finally decided on, the commissioners were to acquire a tract of land, lay out a town by the name of Marshall, and erect a courthouse. Marshall, named in honor of John Marshall, is the county seat.
To see a picture of the Madison County Courthouse.
The Counties that surround Madison County are
- Buncombe County, NC
- Cocke County, TN
- Greene County, TN
- Haywood County, NC
- Unicoi County, TN
- Yancey County, NC
Madison County DatabasesMadison County Church Listings
Madison County Cemetery Listings
Madison County Will Book Listings
Madison County Family Listings - James Marion Payne
Winston Riddle's resources for Western NC
For the following resources, see the Madison County Genealogical Society website:
Madison County Genealogical Society First Families - Absolem (Abe) Buckner and Elizabeth (Betsy) Gentry Family
Madison County Genealogical Society First Families - David and Rachel Davis Family
Madison County Genealogical Society First Families - Colston Hagan Family
Madison County Genealogical Society First Families - Garrett Ramsey
Madison County Genealogical Society First Families - Thomas Ramsey
Madison County Genealogical Society Early Corporations
Madison County Genealogical Society Southern Claims Commission
Virginia Mann's Site containing Ammons and Buckner
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