mountain landscape with trees in autumn colors

Madison County has three distinct towns, Marshall being the county seat, and this allows us to offer a strong diversity in cultural options and a vast amount of recreational opportunities to suit your every demand.

Each Town is unique in characteristics and opportunities. Thriving with business, creativity, and a lifestyle valued through its people. Our Towns give you a chance to gather, to communicate, and to flourish.

Hot Springs
Located at the junction of the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River, Hot Springs is a way station for hikers and a landing point for rafters, and a magnet for people who want to experience the therapeutic value and healing power of the natural hot springs. 

Hot Springs Community Profile


Mars Hill
Mars Hill is a town that is rich in history, character, and people. It is located in the southern portion of Madison County, North Carolina in an area known for its beautiful mountain views and picturesque setting. The town's history is inextricably linked with that of Mars Hill College, the oldest educational institution, still in its original location, in Western North Carolina. 

Mars Hill Community Profile


The seat of Madison County government, Marshall maintains a progressive and competitive small business climate.  At the same time, the community has also succeeded in      preserving history and habits of a slower time and another way of life. Home to a vibrant arts and music scene and situated along the banks of the French Broad River.

Marshall Community Profile

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