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Madison County is located 35.8582N and 82.716W.  According to the US Census Bureau's 2000 Census, Madison County is comprised of a land area of 449 square miles and has 43.7 persons per square mile. 

Map A is a US Census Bureau map. Map B is a map providing more detailed location information. 

Map A.

Map B.



The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 32 miles south (at exit 9 of Interstate 26) at the Buncombe-Henderson County line.

More Information: AVL Regional Airport


Closest Interstates

  • I-26 (Madison County extension currently under construction)

The I-26 freeway  - most of which is already completed - will replace the US-19/23, our current north-south connector. This is an extension of the current I-26 which runs southeasterly from I-40 in Asheville to Charleston SC

  • I-40 at Asheville (18 miles south via US-19/23)
  • I-81 at Johnson City TN (38 miles north vis US-23)

Other Primary Highways

  • US-19 - links eastern communities of the county to the major US-19/23 highway.
  • US-23 - our major north-south connector (will be redesignated as I-26)
  • US-25 - links the northwestern communities and is access to Knoxville TN

Proximity to Major Centers

City Miles
Asheville NC 20
Atlanta GA 230
Birmingham AL 375
Charleston SC 241
Charlotte NC 135
Cincinnati OH 380
Greenville SC 85
Johnson City TN 61
Raleigh/Durham NC 260
Spartanburg SC 83
Winston-Salem NC 163


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