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Mars Hill

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Mars Hill is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,869 at the 2010 U.S. Census. It is the home of Mars Hill University, the name of which was inspired by Acts 17:22. The town is located 15mi due north of Asheville, western North Carolina's largest city. Interstate 26 passes a mile east of the town. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryLong occupied by indigenous peoples, this area was not settled by European Americans much before the American Revolutionary War. They were mostly yeomen and subsistence farmers, many of whom had Scots-Irish ethnicity. The California Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Mars Hill College Historic District, Mars Hill High School, and Thomas J. Murray House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyMars Hill is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9sqmi, all of it land. The town has an elevation of 2330ft, so the climate of the area is considerably cooler than might be expected of a town in a southern state.
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Popular things to do in Mars Hill

Big Bald
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ski Area
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Mars Hill

Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Pkwy North Carolina Mountains
Duration: 4 hours
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah Forest
Duration: 8 hours
Mount Mitchell State Park Burnsville
Duration: 4 hours
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Erwin
Duration: 2 hours

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