The summer of 1876 saw the first iron stake driven into the foundation of the railroad depot after a long hard fight over the land. This was the Reconstruction Era and it was the time for boom towns to thrive. The railroad brought supplies and a way to sell the cotton that was grown here. It was the year 1900 when Mr. Marsh decided it was time for a church and therefore donated the land. After that, cotton fields sprung up. Homes became permanent. In 1975, soybeans, corn, silos, and beef farms became what this city thrived on. Of course, you can still see all these crops when you come through town, but there is more than that to draw you in.
The Color Purple was filmed here. You can get the details at the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center. While dogs are not allowed inside, you can walk the streets and see the sights that are clearly marked. Town Hall holds more for the history lover. You can see the history of the war, the building of the city, and learn about prominent residents.
The Marshville Park is a community hotspot. Whether you are looking for somewhere to throw the ball with your pup or just want to find a quiet spot to walk, this is the place. From time to time, there are community events that happen here which allow you and your dog to come along and enjoy the fun, so be sure to check the official city website to see what's happening while you're in town.