Blannahassett Island in Marshall

In its early history, there were houses on Blannahassett Island which parallels Main Street and the French Broad River. In fact, the Free Will Baptist Church which is now located at the far north end of Main Street was brought across from Blannahassett Island in the 1920s. Marshall High School was built on the island in 1925 and operated until the early 1970s. The building was used by the county for offices for years and when it was scheduled to be demolished, 3000 signatures and investment of money by Rob Pulleyn and others saved it. Since 2007 the refurbished Marshall High Studios has provided studio and exhibit space for the region’s growing community of artists.


Blannahassett Island
 

Today it provides a picturesque and unique setting for a town park. The Marshall community organized to convert the natural area of the island to a town park, citing that Bryson City is the only other city within Western North Carolina which has a park on an island in a river. There are several ways to enjoy nature on the island including picnic areas, a wonderful walking path, a fishing pier, and a disc golf practice field. In 2011, the town added an outdoor stage for concerts.

 

Featured Businesses in Marshall

Mossy Mountain Bikeworks

Mossy Mountain Bikeworks

Marshall, North Carolina
828 649-2554

Mossy Mountain Bikeworks

Sunday on the Island Farmers Market

Marshall's Main Street Cafe

Marshall's Main Street Cafe

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-8260

Marshall's Main Street Cafe

Marshall Container Co

Marshall Container Co

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-8700

Marshall Container Co

The Little Pine Gem Mine

The Little Pine Gem Mine

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-3464

The Little Pine Gem Mine

Laurel River Store

Laurel River Store

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 260-6462

Laurel River Store

Penland & Son's Department Store

Penland & Son's Department Store

Marshall, North Carolina
828 649-2811

Penland & Son's Department Store

Zuma Coffee

Zuma Coffee

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-1617

Zuma Coffee

Bonnie & Clydes Appalachian Cuisine

Bonnie & Clydes Appalachian Cuisine

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-8267

Bonnie & Clydes Appalachian Cuisine

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0200

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Contact
 

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754