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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Madison County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Madison County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Madison County, NC (21) Buncombe County, NC (141) Haywood County, NC (47) Yancey County, NC (8) Cocke County, TN (17) Greene County, TN (82) Unicoi County, TN (6)  MadisonCounty(21) Madison County (21)  BuncombeCounty(141) Buncombe County (141)  HaywoodCounty(47) Haywood County (47)  YanceyCounty(8) Yancey County (8)  CockeCountyTennessee(17) Cocke County (17)  GreeneCounty(82) Greene County (82)  UnicoiCounty(6) Unicoi County (6)
Marshall is the county seat for Madison County
Adjacent to Madison County, North Carolina
      Buncombe County (141)  
      Haywood County (47)  
      Yancey County (8)  
      Cocke County, Tennessee (17)  
      Greene County, Tennessee (82)  
      Unicoi County, Tennessee (6)  
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1North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — P-66 — Balladry
English folklorist Cecil Sharp in 1916 collected ballads in the "Laurel Country." Jane Gentry, who supplied many of the songs, lived here.Map (db m23129) HM
2North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Dorland - Bell Institute
Founded as Dorland Institute in 1887 by Dr. and Mrs. Luke Dorland. Taken over by Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in 1893. Became Dorland-Bell Institute in 1918 when consolidated with Bell Institute from Jewell Hill. Moved to Asheville in 1942 as part of . . . Map (db m23128) HM
3North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs
Travelers have sojourned in Hot Springs since the mid 1700s when the warm temperatures of the springs drew attention to the real jewel that is still enjoyed today. Based on all the springs had to offer, the elegant Mountain Park Hotel pulled people . . . Map (db m182877) HM
4North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — P-24 — Hot Springs
Health resort since 1800. Name changed from Warm Springs, 1886. Internment camp for Germans in World War I was here.Map (db m23127) HM
5North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Old Red Bridge
Built 1910 by Nashville Bridge Co. Nashville, Tenn. —————————— Committee: P.D. Ebbs, Mayor Thos. Lawson John C. Sanders Thos. Frisbee, Sec’y & Treas. —————————— Restored 2005Map (db m182886) HM
6North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — P-27 — Paint Rock
Early landmark. Site of Blockhouse to protect settlers from Indians, 1793. Figures on rock resemble paintings. Is 5½ miles northwest.Map (db m23131) HM
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7North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Robert E. Lee — Dixie Highway
Erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and friends in loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway "The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth-he cometh to his . . . Map (db m129217) WM
8North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Robert E. Lee — Reported missing
In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he cometh to his own.”                                                   — . . . Map (db m215336) HM
9North Carolina, Madison County, Hot Springs — Warm Springs Hotel — Brother against Brother
On October 17, 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside reported from Knoxville, Tennessee, that "a regiment of North Carolina troops we are now organizing here yesterday captured Warm Springs, N.C., and now hold Paint Rock Gap." This regiment, the 2nd . . . Map (db m23687) HM
10North Carolina, Madison County, Mars Hill — P-80 — Bascom Lamar Lunsford — 1882 - 1973
"Minstrel of Appalachia." Folklorist, collector, & performer. Pioneered and promoted American folk festivals. Was born here.Map (db m22783) HM
11North Carolina, Madison County, Mars Hill — Mars Hill College — Strategic Location, Divided Loyalties
Baptist farm families here established Mars Hills College in 1856. The four-acre college campus had three structures by 1861: a two-story brick classroom building, a frame dormitory for boys, and a frame teachers' residence. They stood about 75 . . . Map (db m23140) HM
12North Carolina, Madison County, Mars Hill — P-34 — Mars Hill College
Baptist; coeducational. Founded 1856 as French Broad Baptist Institute. Name Changed 1859. Senior college since 1962.Map (db m22786) HM
13North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — P-71 — "Shelton Laurel Massacre"
Thirteen men and boys, suspected of Unionism, were killed by Confederate soldiers in early 1863. Graves 8 mi. E.Map (db m23126) HM
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14North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Buncombe Turnpike
"Completed in 1827 from Saluda Gap to Buncombe County Court House and along the French Broad River by way of Barnard's and Warm Springs to Tennessee line. Served as the major trade route through mountains of western North Carolina until 1882."Map (db m23690) HM
15North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Colonel Edward F. Rector, USAF
Colonel Edward F. Rector, a native of Madison County, NC, proudly served our country in World War II as a member of the Flying Tigers.Map (db m75567) WM
16North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — David Vance
Stock Stand owned by Vance, father of Governor Zebulon B. Vance, stood a few yard to the east. The Stand or Inn was also the home of the Vance family for a few years. In 1853 Zebulon Vance gave land as a site for Marshall as the county seat.Map (db m23692) HM
17North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — P-73 — Frances Goodrich — 1856 - 1944
Missionary and teacher. Her Allanstand Cottage Industries promote the revival of Appalachian handicrafts. Lived here.Map (db m23125) HM
18North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Jewell Hill
Early sessions of Madison County court were held in a log house on this site between 1851 and 1859. Bell Institute, a school operated by the Presbyterian Church USA, served the area. The school house and a dormitory stood a few yards west.Map (db m187601) HM
19North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Marshall — Divided Loyalties
On May 13, 1861, voters gathered here in Marshall, the Madison County seat, to elect a delegate for the Secession Convention to be held in Raleigh. The citizens were divided in their loyalties. Sheriff Ransom P. Merrill and others were later . . . Map (db m75592) HM
20North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Marshall High School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Marshall High School 1926Map (db m187808) HM
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21North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — Robert E. Lee — Dixie Highway — Reported missing
. . . Map (db m215337) HM
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Mar. 21, 2023