Marshall is located in Madison County as a township in the county. The county itself is a part of the Asheville Metro area and Marshall is the county seat. Madison County has a population of nearly 21,000 residents and it was name for President James Madison. The county has also earned the nickname, "The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains."

A Closer Look at Madison County

Found just 20 minutes from Asheville, Madison County is most-known for the 55,000 acres of amazing National Forests and the third oldest river in the entire world; French Broad. The musical history combined with the outdoor recreation has made Madison County one of the top places for those seeking adventure. In addition, the county is home to natural hot springs.

There are plenty of things to do throughout Madison County. Plenty of annual events go on all throughout the year. In addition, the area is home to great shopping, golfing and plenty of good restaurants. Those looking to get outside and enjoy the outdoor areas will love the horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, ziplining and other outdoor activities offered.

A Closer Look at Marshall

A smaller township with a population of about 900 residents, Marshall is the county seat of Madison County. It's known for the historic downtown area found on the French Broad River. The town is found between rocky cliffs and the river with plenty of incredible views. Main Street is lined with historic buildings, such as the 100-year-old courthouse. Many galleries and music venues are also found here.

The French Broad Friday Series is one of the events held throughout the year in Marshall. This event provides plenty of themed activities galleries and restaurants staying open and great music. In addition, the township is home to the Art on the Island Festival, which is held in the fall. This festival is held on Blannahasset Island and includes plenty of artists and live music.

Many buildings found in Marshall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including:

  • James H. White House

  • Jeff White House

  • Capitola Manufacturing Company

  • Madison County Courthouse

  • Marshall High School

  • Company Cotton Yarn Mill

In addition, the Bank of French Broad and the Marshall Main Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Blannahassett Island is one of the most popular areas and it's just a short walk or drive over the river from Marshall. This island offers great fishing, picnic areas and the restored Marshall High Studios.

Living in Marshall or Madison County

Choosing to call Marshall home means you'll get to enjoy the charm of a small town with Asheville just 20 minutes away. Anywhere in Madison County gives you easy access to Asheville, NC and allows for a slower pace of life with plenty of areas offering incredible views. If you're looking for a naturally beautiful place to call home, choosing Marshall or Madison County will provide just what you've been searching for.

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Updated: 22nd October, 2021 12:12 PM (UTC).