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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

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

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

Willow Brook Country Club

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

Martin Creek Lake State Park

On Martin Creek Lake with camping, rest rooms, showers and boat-launching ramp. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating...

Cargill Long Park

Two-and-one-half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native flora. Signed exercise stations; ...

Hudnall Planetarium

At Tyler Junior College, planetarium is one of Texas' largest. Among exhibits are replicas of exploratory space vehicles. Cam...

B.A. Steinhagen Lake Fishing

B.A. Steinhagen Lake comprises approximately 10,000 surface acres. The lake is officially listed at 13,800 surface acres, bu...