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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

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


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

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

El Camino Real

"The King's Highway;" first blazed in 1691 by Domingo Teran de los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas. Often called "Ol...

Piney Woods Country Club

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

Jefferson Historical Society Museum

Four floors of articles, documents and antiques from bygone era. Mementos of pioneer days, early steamboat commerce, and ante...

Montgomery County Golf Center

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...