Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County in northeastern Texas in the United States. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. At the 2010 census, the population of Marshall was 23,523. The population of the Marshall Micropolitan Area, comprising all of Harrison County, was 65,631 in 2010.
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4.5 based on 37 reviews
The real attraction is the building - such extraordinary architecture for a railway station, and it is still an Amtrak stop. The exhibits are nicely done and give a fair idea of railroad history in Marshall. As a bonus there is a well preserved T&P steam locomotive and a caboose on the property.
5 based on 15 reviews
This is a small family cemetery with marvelous monuments, sculptures, gardens, and a stunning little gem of a chapel. Be prepared to walk. There are sidewalks that are well maintained but other than the driveway up to the chapel, this is not a driving cemetery. Spring and summer are spectacular for the gardens in bloom. The gate near the chapel is unlocked; all others are locked. There is also a port-a-potty (as of July 2014). We've visited here several times and have enjoyed spending time photographing the sculptures and flowers. There is also a cemetery next to the main cemetery which is where the slaves were buried. Bring some bottled water with you as it gets quite warm in the spring/summer and there aren't any stores nearby.
5 based on 19 reviews
This institution of higher learning was established in 1914 as East Texas Baptist College.
My youngest went there to play football in 2008. He got to play some until he suffered a broken leg. Had three operations on it and infection. ETBU professors worked with him to finish his work and get his credit for the semester. The President at the time, took an interest and got to know my boy personally. Found out later, he pretty well knew every kid at ETBU personally! During my boy's time there, the President, Dub, made changes that improved things for the kids. He improved the dining room facilities and food, built new dorms, improved athletic facilities and hired some good support staff.
ETBU remains true to its mission as a Baptist University. They recruit kids that want secure, stable environment, Christian beliefs and Christian attitudes. I must say the kids in the athletic programs are of that cut. They really want to compete, but at the same time, they model the Christian attitudes. They will congratulate the other team and treat them and their fans with respect.
The university has recruiters that travel to schools across Texas seeking kids that want to be a part of this. Not all kids want to be athletes, but many do want to attend games and events and support teams made up of kids that they go to class with and they know to have Christian ideals. The football team had a very competitive year, the basketball boys are winning at present and baseball has started the year with a sweep. The softball girls have been national champs and have the largest fan base at present.
All the buildings are well maintained and attractive. The place is on a hill and quite appealing. They will be opening a new dorm soon. It is located away from downtown, in mostly a residential area.
I never heard of ETBU before my son attended there. But, I must say I have grown to admire their efforts at providing a place for young people to share their love of decency and God, while providing a good education and opportunity for competition.
As a personal note, my youngest son graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and minor in Math. He married a young lady that was attending ETBU and lettered three years in softball. She graduated with a Business degree. Both are now successful teachers and coaches in public schools. I have another son that coaches there and his wife works there as well. Both are very involved in ETBU Christian activities and in their local church. The friends and kids they work with are very fine people and great role models for others.
ETBU relies on contributions and donations. They have benefitted from strong ties with former students. My youngest and his wife have set up regular contributions to the University. The former students that I have met are proud of their university. I hope ETBU the best, we need places like this.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
East Texas, Piney Woods, good history and heritage. Back in my neck of the woods. Learn about the local community.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family.
The history of the Starr family is amazing. At one time they owned one million acres in Texas. They built their wealth after the Civil War which wasn't easy and moved to Marshall in 1870 for the start of the new RR. Several of the original homes are on this property to tour including Maplecroft. If you like stories about some of the original settlers to an area than you will like this tour. Takes about 1.5 hours to see all.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Great little antique and swap shop downtown. Lots of furniture, antiques, and Man cave items. Everything is arranged nicely so you can see the items and everything is priced. I hate going to places where they see how much stuff you can pile on a table. This place has a café also. Worth an hour the next time you are in Marshall
5 based on 8 reviews
Awesome horseback riding experience. Vickie was very safety minded and instructed our children (9 and 11) in a thirty minute training session on how to navigate their horses before we headed out on the trail. She also provided helmets for them to wear. (This was the first time either of them had been around horses). The horses are gentle and wonderful with riders. They are a smaller breed, which was ideal for the children's first encounter. Wear comfortable clothing and watch your step!- it is a ranch. (You might want to bring an extra pair of shoes; just in case.) If your children are curious and drawn to horses, you should check out Karma Farms. It was exhilarating to watch the elated expressions on their face throughout our adventure, and they are begging to go back!
Vickie is the definition of down home goodness. She has a great disposition and the welfare of the horses and children in mind. We originally wanted a two hour ride but being our kids first experience (even though she could have made twice the money) she recommended a one hour first time. Spend some time talking with her and you'll see exactly how knowledgeable she is. if your kids have ever seen the animated movie "Spirit" or "Hidalgo" you'll have to ask her about them. This is both a great history lesson and a great family event. There's no doubt in my mind that we'll be back.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
In 1873, this was the site of higher education for African Americans.
Loved seeing the home place of the "Great Debaters". It was a very beautiful day for a walk and seeing the home of James Farmer was particularly interesting. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to run into Denzel Washington on the campus.
5 based on 3 reviews
So glad I found this shop! The sisters are helpful, knowledgable and fun to visit with. There is so much to see and even has family made items. Not sure what to get someone, check this store out! You won't be disappointed.Thank you mecsh228! We love having visitors and love your energy.
3 based on 1 reviews
A black institution established in 1881.
This university is no longer opened, but you can visit the site where it was originally located. It was an historical black college and later moved to Dallas, Texas and later closed due lack of funding. The original site in Marshall, Texas was a former plantation. Historically, it is of value when it comes to the importance of education for former slaves and their children and the black community in East Texas.
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