Marshall Timeline

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City founded as seat of Harrison County

1841

Marshall becomes the 4th largest city in

1860

Marshall is one of the south's largest cotton markets

1880

Marshall Pottery began city's most prominent industry, pottery manufactoring

1895

Natural gas arrived in Marshall

1909

Population decline by about 1,000

1980 - 1990

The Texas oil bust devastated the local economy and the city's population declined by about a thousand between 1980 & 1990