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Enjoy a Slice of the Good Life in Marshall


It all started in 1839 when land was donated by Jeremiah O’Dell to build the town of Marshall, MO. Named for the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Marshall, it was also chosen to be the seat of Saline County.


The majestic Saline County Courthouse was constructed in January, 1882 and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an enduring landmark at the center of the Marshall Square and a legacy of nineteenth century architecture.


Named for its many salt deposits, Saline County was an important stop for pioneers traveling along the Santa Fe Trail.  Travelers stocked up on salt which was an important commodity to have on their long journey to the southwest. 

Today, Marshall is a thriving community of about 13,000 residents. Enter our town from nearly any direction and you will see evidence of progressive agricultural businesses. Keeping our small town charm and friendly atmosphere, Marshall offers the comforts you want and the hospitality you deserve. Whether you enjoy concerts or college sports, swimming or disc golf, hiking or shopping, Marshall has much to offer.  

We invite you to come....sit a while and stay in Marshall.

In the "middle of the middle"!
Centrally located, Marshall offers easy access to most anywhere in the state.  Only 10 miles north of I-70, Marshall is located on US Highway 65, with MO State Highway 20 to the west and MO State Highway 240 to the east.
From Kansas City:  I-70 East approximately 80 miles; north on US Highway 65 for 10 miles
From Branson:       US Highway 65 north for 180 miles
From Columbia:     I-70 West approximately 50 miles; north on US Highway 65 for 10 miles
From Iowa:              US Highway 65 south to Marshall
By Air:
Located on the south side of town, the Marshall Municipal Airport offers a newly updated 5,000' X 75' concrete runway, allowing for various types of air crafts, including jets, to use the facility.
Marshall Municipal Airport
1945 S. Odell
Local Government

The form of government is council-administrator in Marshall, meaning the City Council, comprised of the mayor and eight ward representatives, determine policy and laws for the city. The administrator oversees the daily operation of city government, with all municipal department heads reporting to the administrator. The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 214 N. Lafayette  660.886.2226. Meetings are open to the public.

Marshall is the county seat of Saline County, and it is governed by a County Commission comprised of a presiding commissioner and two associate commissioners from the northern and southern districts of the county. These three establish the budget and policy for county government. Meetings are held in the Commission Offices at the Saline County Courthouse. Meetings are open to the public.


Homes in our Area

If you are thinking about making Marshall your forever home, you will find new and existing homes are very economical.  Priced well below suburban areas, Marshall has much to offer, whether it is a few acres in the country or an apartment or family home in town.  For more information about housing in our area:  CentralMoBoard.Realtor


Tour the locations dedicated to The State Wonder Dog of Missouri, Jim The Wonder Dog.

Jim the Wonder Dog

Pick up a tour map to visit the barn quilts of

Saline County.

Experience >

Barn Quilts

of the Boonslick

Visit "MoVal's" beautiful campus, attend a Viking sporting event or tour the school to see if it's a good fit for your college education!

Missouri Valley College

Aviation exhibits feature aircraft memorabilia ranging from the 1920's-1940's.

Learn > 

Nicholas Beazley

Aviation Museum

Golf, Aquatic Center, tennis facilities, baseball fields, jungle gyms, disc golf all await!

Relax >

Indian Foothills Park

See sites from the town's 180-year history.

Immerse > 

Historical Sites