small city and county seat of Harrison County, Texas, United States

Marshall is a city in the Central Piney Woods of Texas. This is the third-largest city in this region.

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Marshall attracted people early on because of its position along a stage line and later the Texas and Pacific Railroad, plus reserves of oil that were eventually tapped. It was a city of grandeur and firsts at times, being the "Athens of Texas" with multiple colleges, the seat of the richest county by 1860, and the first Texan city to have telegraph service. But it was also bad news in a way, because, perhaps in alignment with its strong Confederate allegiance, it held the designation of being the Texas town with the most lynchings after the Civil War, and just a miserable place in general insofar as disenfranchisement goes.

Nowadays, Marshall has captured a sense of acclaim with its Winter Wonderland and attestation of being the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie.

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See also: Rail travel in the United States

Amtrak has daily services with Texas Eagle between Chicago, San Antonio and onward to Los Angeles. 1 Marshall Amtrak is on 800 North Washington Street.

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  • 1 Starr Family Home State Historic Site, 407 W Travis St, +1 903 935-3044. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. One of those period homes, from the 19th century.
  • 2 Old Harrison County Courthouse, Peter Whetstone Square, 200 W Houston St, +1 903 935-8417. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. An often photographed courthouse that gets decked out with lights during the Winter Wonderland festival. Also some exhibits on Marshall's history and pro-Confederate alignment back in the day at the Harrison County Museum on the premises.
  • 3 Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, 800 N Washington Ave, +1 903 938-9495. W-Sa 10AM-3PM. Pertains to railroad history, particularly the Texas and Pacific Railway, in Marshall. Free.
  • 4 Michelson Museum of Art, 216 N Bolivar St, +1 903 935-9480. Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 1PM-4PM. Shows works of art by an artist who didn't want them sent to a major museum.
  • 5 First United Methodist Church, 300 E Houston St, +1 903 938-6622. It was constructed by former African American slaves.

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  • Wonderland of Lights. A popular festival of lights that runs from the end of November through most of December.

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  • 1 Marshall Pottery, 4901 Elysian Fields Rd. America's largest clay pot manufacturer.

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  • 1 The Ginocchio, 707 N Washington, +1 903 927-1400. Tu-Sa 5PM-10PM. Set in a formerly established 19th century hotel that drew train customers that included US presidents and celebrities, it now operates as a fine dining restaurant.
  • 2 Cajun Tex Marshall, 104 W Grand Ave, +1 903 935-7719. M-Th 11AM-8PM, F-Sa 11AM-9PM. Cajun and Texan fusion eatery. $$.

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Routes through Marshall
DallasLongview  SW   NE  TexarkanaSt. Louis
DallasLongview  W   E  ShreveportMonroe
HoustonCarthage  S   N  JeffersonTexarkana
DallasLongview  W   E  ShreveportMonroe
AtlantaKarnack  N   S  HendersonEND

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