Madison County NC Courthouse

 

The Madison County Courthouse was built in 1907 and designed by Richard Sharp Smith (head architect for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC). The two story Neo-Classical Revival brick structure sits in the heart of Marshall with an unobstructed view of the French Broad River. On its lawn are historical markers telling the story of the town’s history. It cost $30,000 to build. The façade is divided into three sections with the central portion being the tetrasytle Corinthian portico. The cupola, a four stage polygonal structure, is one of the most impressive courthouse cupolas in North Carolina. The domical roof, bearing clocks on its alternate faces, is capped by a lantern which serves as a pedestal for a statue of Blind Justice.

Jewell Hill location of first Madison County CourthouseJ.H. White house historic picture

The choice of the designer of the courthouse was no accident. In 1903, Richard Sharp Smith built the J. H. White house in Marshall on a terrace overlooking the town. A tobacco businessman, newspaper publisher, postmaster, banker, and clerk of court, James White would later influence the selection of Smith to design this courthouse in 1907. The house ( now operating as an Inn) still remains on the bluff to the right above the courthouse–an imposing presence and reminder of the noted architect’s time spent in Madison County.

Featured Businesses in Marshall

Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm

Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm

Marshall, North Carolina
516 993-4055

Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm

Mad Co. Brew House

Mad Co. Brew House

Marshall, North Carolina
828-649-8600

Mad Co. Brew House

Burger Parlor

Burger Parlor

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3378

Burger Parlor

Dennis Ruane

Dennis Ruane

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0568

Dennis Ruane

Madison County Arts Council

Madison County Arts Council

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-1301

Madison County Arts Council

Flow

Flow

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-1686

Flow

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 656-8100

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees

Sunday on the Island Farmers Market

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Marshall, North Carolina
(855) 743-3962

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

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