Introduction to Marshall, Texas
Marshall, Texas is 22 miles E of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 142 miles E of Dallas, Texas. It is in Harrison county. The city is part of the Longview - Marshall metro area. The population of Marshall is 23,935.
Marshall was established in 1841 and became the county seat of Harrison County, which was founded in the late 1830s. Marshall was first settled in around 1839 and was incorporated in 1843. It was named after John Marshall, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall was also nicknamed "The Athens of Texas". It was the first city in Texas that had a telegraph service in the early 1800s. The Texas and Pacific Railway entered the city in the early 1870s.
Marshall and nearby Attractions
- Michelson Museum of Art
- Ginocchio/ Harrison County Historical Museum
- Starr Family Home State Historic Site
- Caddo Lake State Park
- Marshall Depot and Museum
- Marshall Pottery and Museum
Things To Do In Marshall
The city of Marshall offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit Caddo Lake State Park, Miller Park, Spring Street Park, Marshall City Park, Wyatt Park, and Oak Trail Park. The Franks Antique Doll Museum, Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall Pottery and Museum, and Ginocchio/ Harrison County Historical Museum provide valuable information about the region's history and culture. Golf lovers can visit the Cypress Valley Golf Club. In addition, the city hosts several annual events and festivals such as the Fireant Festival and Stagecoach Day.
Air transportation facilities can be availed from East Texas Regional Airport.
Marshall Higher Education
East Texas Baptist University, Marshall College of Beauty, and Wiley College lie within the city.