Explore Madison County

History and musical heritage abound in this beautiful setting just north of Asheville. The county is known for its traditional mountain music which is highlighted at several festivals during the year and every week at locations throughout. There are also artists throughout these Blue Ridge Mountains who derive their inspiration from the people and the natural surroundings. The three towns each have unique qualities. Hot Springs has one of the few natural mineral springs east of the Mississippi plus easy access to the Appalachian Trail. Marshall’s Main Street parallels the French Broad River and celebrates the old and new with its 100-year old Courthouse and influx of artists’ studios and eclectic shops. Mars Hill is home to the beautiful campus of Mars Hill University as well as the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre. These hills inspire authors to write books about the area and attract filmmakers to use the beauty as a backdrop for movies.

The County and Towns

Madison County

Madison County

The County itself is rich in history from the times of the Cherokee Indians through the colonial settlers and into the Civil War...

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Mars Hill

Mars Hill

The town of Mars Hill was built around the school which was to become Mars Hill University and has a rich musical history...

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Marshall

Marshall

The town of Marshall’s history was defined by the French Broad River. The Main Street runs between the river and a cliff...

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs

The town of Hot Springs is a jewel in the county, situated where the Appalachian Trail crosses the French Broad River...

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Geography and Culture

Featured Businesses in Madison County

Little Creek Cafe

Little Creek Cafe

Mars Hill
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek Cafe

Toops Photojournalist Services

Toops Photojournalist Services

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall, North Carolina
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Mars Hill, North Carolina
(828) 689-4119

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Walnut Creek Gallery

Walnut Creek Gallery

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

The Berry Farm, LLC

The Berry Farm, LLC

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 656-2056

The Berry Farm, LLC

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs, North Carolina
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Mad Co. Brew House

Mad Co. Brew House

Marshall, North Carolina
828-649-8600

Mad Co. Brew House

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754