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Marshall is a city in Calhoun County, in the Battle Creek metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Marshall. For links to other places called Marshall, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marshall is 42.272N. The longitude is -84.963W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,295.
When slavehunters captured escaped slave Adam Crosswhite here in 1846, townspeople rose to his support; a description of the case appear's in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
The community once hoped to be the state capital; although the measure passed the state Senate in 1839, it was defeated in the house
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marshall demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49068 ZIP code.
25% of Marshall residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marshall ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marshall was $22,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Marshall residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Marshall include Marshall Historic Landmark District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Marshall, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.
Libraries in Marshall include Marshall District Library ... View libraries
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marshall political report.
The average commute time for Marshall workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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