Madison County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Madison County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2010, 20,764 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Marshall.[2]

Madison County
Madison County Courthouse in Marshall
Madison County Courthouse in Marshall
Map of North Carolina highlighting Madison County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°52′N 82°43′W / 35.86°N 82.71°W / 35.86; -82.71
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forJames Madison
Largest townMars Hill
 • Total451 sq mi (1,170 km2)
 • Land450 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 19, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.