Historic Barn Tours Madison County, NC

Driving through the country roads, the barns dotting the hills
serve as a reminder of times past. Their design can tell the
story of their use—both historic and current. More than that,
though, the agricultural heritage of Madison County can be
traced through its barn architecture. These reminders of the
hard work of the farmers in the past are a testament to the
resourcefulness of the previous generations and dedication to
the land.

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Barn Quilt Tour Madison County NC

In many different areas of North Carolina and other states, a heritage project is dotted along the country roads and within the towns–barn quilts. The quilt has been and continues to be an enduring symbol of comfort, family, heritage and community. This project was created as a way to honor the great traditions of our rural county while showcasing its natural beauty. Quilt patterns are selected, painted on wood, and attached to barns, homes, and businesses.

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Civil War Trails in Madison County, NC

Many of the stories about Madison County’s part in the Civil War involve divided families and loyalties because of our geographical location. A special ceremony was held in February 2007 to dedicate the three markers in Madison County commemorating events of importance. The stories included for the towns of Hot Springs and Marshall are somewhat connected and occurred in 1863. The story for the town of Mars Hill was in the last months of the war. The markers on the North Carolina Civil War Trails battle route mirror those installed along the multi-state program Civil War trail systems in the rest of North Carolina as well as Virginia and Maryland and are part of a heritage tourism program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Featured Businesses in Madison County

Walnut Creek Gallery

Walnut Creek Gallery

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Mars Hill, North Carolina
(828) 689-4119

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Toops Photojournalist Services

Toops Photojournalist Services

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

The Berry Farm, LLC

The Berry Farm, LLC

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 656-2056

The Berry Farm, LLC

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

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

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

Little Creek Cafe

Little Creek Cafe

Mars Hill
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek 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