This picturesque Ozark Mountain town was named John
Marshall, who, according to Ernie Deane’s Arkansas
Place Names, was one of the most influential men in American history. He we
related to the Lees, Randolphs and Thomas Jefferson, all of Virginia. Marshall
was secretary of state under President John Adams and was appointed as chief
justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Marshall is a great base camp for any Ozarks trip. It
provides access to the Buffalo
and the Ozark National Forest, both of which are just minutes
away. Sounds of wildlife, mountain scenery and beautiful color in the spring
and fall are just a few reasons to come visit.
The annual Searcy County Fair and Rodeo is held here as is
the annual Marshall High School Art Club Chocolate Roll Festival in honor of Searcy
County being the Chocolate Roll Capital of the
Perhaps the most recognizable historic landmarks in town is
, the only year-round operating drive-in movie theater in Arkansas.
Marshall is also home to the Searcy
County Library (named a “Star Library” in 2011, one of only two systems so
named in the state). And is boasts a modern
airport with a 4,000-ft. lighted runway.