The city of Marshall was progressive enough to look to the past long before it was fashionable. History has never gone away in this charming community. Founded in the 1830’s and constructed around a center circle dominated by a Greek revival fountain, Marshall preserves a nineteenth century heritage while continuing to grow and prosper. It has for decades and will continue to proudly share its affectionately preserved ambience with visitors.
There are those who say Marshall’s most distinctive characteristic is its hospitality. Quaint bed and breakfast inns and Victorian architecture draw tourists who receive a warm welcome from local businesses. It is also home to Schuler’s restaurant; a Michigan legend that is sure to impress.
Oaklawn Hospital was rated in 1995 as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country, and still provides excellent care today.
Marshall has one of Michigan’s finest school systems. The student body is housed in five buildings within the city. The high school includes an olympic size swimming pool and a 5,000-seat football stadium, built entirely with private contributions.
In addition to its own charms, Marshall is only 10 miles from Battle Creek. Its convenient location at the intersection of I-94 and I-69 makes it attractive to businesses and residents alike.
As county seat of Calhoun County, Marshall plays host to top-name entertainers every August when the county fair comes to town. The city also hosts an annual Historic Home Tour on the weekend after Labor Day, a must for anyone interested in the city’s rich architectural heritage.
Marshall has numerous entertainment facilities, fine restaurants, golf courses, lakes, and campgrounds. There’s truly something for everyone in Marshall, hospitality’s home.