Marshville is a quintessential small, southern town offering a great place to live, recreate and grow. Marshville is also one of the Southeast's largest producers of pallets and graded hard lumber.
This municipality of just under 3,000 people has a small town atmosphere within reach of big city amenities as it is 10 miles from Monroe, NC and 35 miles from Charlotte via Hwy 74. Also, by virtue of this location, it is about 3 hours from either the Great Smoky Mountains to the west or the wonderful beaches of North Carolina to the east.
The town scenes in the 1985 eleven-time Academy Award-nominated film, The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, were filmed in Marshville. Marshville is the birthplace of country singers Randy Travis and Regina Leigh, and have ties with brothers Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "JoJo" Hailey of the R&B group Jodeci, as well as grammy award winner, Stephanie Mills.