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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


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

Wonderland of Lights

Held annually Thanksgiving - New Year's Day features millions of tiny white lights. This is one of the largest concerted holiday light shows in the nation. Hundreds of businesses outline buildings and adorn windows; entire neighborhoods decorate around central themes; more than 125,000

Marshall, TX Tours

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


Things to do near Marshall, TX

Piney Woods Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Jefferson Hotel

A cotton warehouse in 1861, converted to hotel 1900, restored as country inn and restaurant. Turn-of-the-century iron beds, V...

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center & Museum

Housed in old Cotton Belt Railroad depot. Exhibits include artifacts, photos and documents from 1854 when town established. A...

Woodlands Resort & Country Club, The -Deacon / King

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature tra...