Marshall County, Oklahoma, the smallest county in Oklahoma and conveniently located “In the Arms of Lake Texoma!”. Marshall County is the place to be when not on the lake.
Lake Texoma offers every kind of water entertainment and outdoor recreational activities, including: year round fishing/boating, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, and camping. Bird watching and hunting are other activities available. Golfers are in luck with two excellent courses to use in Marshall County.
Take a break from the Lake and shop Marshall County! Shopping in Marshall County offers something for everyone. Quaint boutiques filled with the latest in fashions, name brand clothing, boots, and home décor. Antique shops filled with old relics. Stores with yard décor and plants. Don’t forget about the Texoma Peanut Inn with their Goober Wagon with over 24 different types and flavors of peanuts; where you can also find homemade pickled products, jams and jellies, gift baskets and postcards. You can even find craft stores, scrapbook stores and stores with Lake Texoma gear.
Indoor activities in Marshall County include the Museum of Southern Oklahoma and the Ruby Adkins Gallery. The Museum of Southern Oklahoma began preserving yesterday for Marshall County in 1975. Since then, it has continued to bring together and assist those interested in the discovery and collection of the history and genealogy of Marshall County. The Ruby Adkins Gallery is where the Madill Art Club meets monthly with artists sharing painting tips and techniques. The annual Madill Art Show, held in October features several hundred entries of original oils, watercolors, mixed media, pottery, sculpture and junior division entries.
Marshall County is home to the National Sand Bass Festival – Madill’s “Jumpin’ Little Summer Fest”, which is held the first full week in June, and attracts 30,000 people each year from all across the United States. Held on Madill’s town square, the festival features a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, food booths and an entertainment slate. Annual events also include the Car Show, Talent Competition, Terrapin races, King Sandie Fun Run, King Sandie Fishing Tournament, and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Free Nightly Concerts featuring local bands, gospel singing, talent search winners, and well known Nashville Recording Artists.
Marshall County is also home to several other annual events. The Madill FFA Rodeo held in April which is the oldest FFA rodeo in Oklahoma. The Madill Round Up Club Rodeo in August. The Reuel Little Classic is an annual 5K, 10K and a half-marathon run held in October. The Huauni Creek Hunting Club Noodling Tournament held in June.
Marshall County is conveniently located two hours from both Dallas/Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City; and 30 miles from both Durant, OK to the east and Ardmore, OK to the west.
Marshall County, “A Great to Visit, a Better Place to Live”, is warm, friendly and eager to welcome all visitors. Visit the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s website for a complete list of events and attractions, www.mccoconline.org, and check us out on “My Chamber App” via your smart phone.