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

Plaza Burger Parlor

5707 U.S. 25 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3378

Plaza Burger Parlor

Marshall Handmade Market

115 Blannahassatt Island Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Marshall Handmade Market

Bucky Parker

115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Bucky Parker

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

9800 Old US highway 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Zuma Coffee

7 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1617

Zuma Coffee

Madison County Arts Council

90 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1301

Madison County Arts Council

Toops Photojournalist Services

774 Wilson Cove Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828 450-4463

Blue Heron Whitewater

Happy Cinco de Mayo

798 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-8177

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Alex Matisse

310 Ras Grooms Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 689-4109

Alex Matisse

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