Marshall NC “Serving The Mountain Community “

 


Town of Marshall NC

Nestled along the banks of the French Broad River, the Town of Marshall is full of fun and interesting activities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains you can get out and enjoy old time general stores, art galleries, shops and much more. Visit the historical county courthouse or jam at one of the local coffee shops. There is even dancing every Friday night at The Depot! Stop by on Sunday and pick up some fresh veggies from local farmers! The farmers market is held on Blannerhassett Island, just across the bridge from downtown Marshall. The island is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Marshall, North Carolina is filled with hometown charm, so come on by and say, “Hello!” 

 

 

 

History of Marshall North Carolina
The town of Marshall is the county seat of Madison County. Marshall, North Carolina was an important stop on the Buncombe Turnpike. The Turnpike was used to commute up and down the roads that stretched from South Carolina to Tennessee. Thousands of people passed along this road for many years, making it a popular stop for travelers. In 1862, Union sympathizers and Confederate deserters raided the town to get enough salt to survive the harsh winters. This raid led to the Shelton Laurel Massacre of January 1863. The Madison County Courthouse was built in the heart of Marshall in 1906 and is one of the most impressive courthouses in North Carolina. It was constructed by the famous architect Richard Sharp Smith. Today the town still holds on to its roots and has seven individual listings in the National Register of Historic Buildings. 

 



 

 


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