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Welcome to Mars Hill ...

The town of Mars Hill is located in Madison County<1>.

The location of Mars Hill has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mars Hill has a population of 1,878 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mars Hill.

Mars Hill is 2,320 feet [707 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Mars Hill is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Mars Hill lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Mars Hill: (828)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mars Hill had an population of 1,878 people. This is an increase of 0.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mars Hill had a population of 1,869 people (which is 9% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Mars Hill the county's most populous community.

The population of Mars Hill represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 255th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,869 people, the population of Mars Hill increased 5.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,764 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mars Hill.

Adding Mars Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mars Hill in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mars Hill was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mars Hill on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mars Hill on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Mars Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Mars Hill - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi (2) and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mars Hill.

Communities near Mars Hill ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mars Hill.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Mars Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Mars Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<6>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Mars Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<6>
  • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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    • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Mars Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
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      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Mars Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<6>
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
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      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Mars Hill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Mars Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<6>
    • Marshall [Madison County]
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      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Mars Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<6>
    • Hot Springs [Madison County]
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      • Hot Springs [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Mars Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<6>
    • Democrat [Buncombe County]
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      • Democrat [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Mars Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Democrat

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mars Hill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mars Hill.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mars Hill. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mars Hill.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mars Hill. See our Newspapers Page for Mars Hill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mars Hill ...

Looking for more information about Mars Hill? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mars Hill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mars Hill.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mars Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mars Hill.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mars Hill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mars Hill) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mars Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mars HillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mars Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8276, Longitude: -82.5494       In this case, the coordinates for Mars Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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