This picturesque Ozark Mountain town was named after 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 National River 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 World.™
Perhaps the most recognizable historic landmarks in town is the Kenda Drive-In, 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.