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Marshall, Texas

Settled in 1839, Marshall became the seat of Harrison County in 1842. When Texas seceded from the Union in 1861, Marshall was one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the state. It produced saddles, harnesses, clothing, powder and ammunition for the Confederacy. When Vicksburg fell, Marshall became the seat of civil authority west of the Mississippi River, wartime capital of Missouri and headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Postal Department. The Confederate Monument is displayed on the courthouse lawn.

Marshall is the home of East Texas Baptist University, Texas State Technical College and Wiley College. Several historic homes offer bed and breakfasts.

The red and white clay in the area is perfect for stoneware. There are 12 wholesale pottery manufacturers and four retail outlets in the city.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Marshall Pottery & Museum

Established in 1896, one of the largest manufacturers of glazed pottery in the U.S., producing millions of red clay pots and hand-turned stoneware pots yearly. Museum features history of the facility for the past 100

Marshall, TX Museums

Michelson Art Museum

Features the work of the late Russian American post impressionist, Leo Michelson. The Museum also displays the Gloria and Bernard Kronenberg Collection of early twentieth century artists such as Abraham Walkowitz, David Burliuk and Milton Avery;

Marshall, TX Museums


Starr Family State Historic Site

Better known as Maplecroft, the name given when the house was built in 1870 by James F. Starr, son of Dr. James Harper Starr, early financier, Surgeon General of the Republic of Texas in 1837

Marshall, TX Historic Sites

Ginocchio National Historic District

Three square blocks in the heart of old downtown centering around the 1896 Ginocchio Hotel, one of the state'

Marshall, TX Historic Districts

Things to do near Marshall, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

This 16,550-seat outdoor performing arts center, surrounded by lush, green forest, hosts some of Texas' best live performance...

Sam Rayburn Hunting Areas

Surrounding Sam Rayburn Lake is approximately 6,000 acres of public hunting administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers....

Sabine National Forest

City is at western boundary of forest....

Newton County History Center and Museum

Museum houses the archives, archeology, history and artifacts of Newton County. It is also a genealogical library....

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance is 14 miles southeast on U.S. 69. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, s...