Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.
Created: January 27, 1851
Marshall 1851 – present
County Courthouse – Marshall
Location: 2 North Main Street / Baileys Branch Road
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Richard Sharp Smith of Smith & Carrier Smith of Asheville
Contractor: Blue Ridge Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment. There is a balcony on the second story. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal silver colored dome with clock.
See: The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Jackson County, both designed by Rich S Smith & Albert H Carrier of Asheville.
E – Yancey County
S – Buncombe County
Photos taken 2012