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Only a mile from Hwy 74 and less than        Marshville straddles US 74 and is looking     Marvin
five miles from two I-485 exits, Lake Park   forward to the Fall, 2018 completion of a
features over 60 acres of outdoor public     bypass that will provide quicker access to    Known for its beautiful rural atmosphere
areas, parks, ponds, playgrounds, tennis,    Charlotte. One of the few “full service”      and horse farms, Union County’s
volleyball and basketball courts, and        towns in “Sweet Union” Marshville             westernmost municipality is making
swimming pools. Lake Park is home to the     maintains 27 miles of water system, 15        provisions for commercial development to
Piranhas Swim Team. 704-882-8657.            miles of sewer service, 12 miles of town      coexist in the community while preserving or      streets and provides 24-hour police           the rural character. Marvin’s quiet pastoral
                                             protection.                                   scenes have attracted quick growth from
Marshville                                   Marshville features a 13-acre park,           many areas of the US. Firethorne, a large
                                             complete with ball fields, picnic shelter     golf-oriented upscale development, the
Marshville began as the trading center for   and tennis courts, a one acre mini park,      Marvin-Efird Park with its scenic views,
a surrounding farming community when         downtown Community Center, and the            trails, playground and barn, and Marvin’s
the railroad built a cotton platform there   state of the art Lois Morgan Edwards          one and one-half miles of multi-use trails,
in the mid 1800’s. The town has grown        Memorial Library. The Marshville Museum       has established Marvin as a signature
over the years, but it still retains strong  and Cultural Center opened in June, 2013      high-end residential community while
ties to agriculture and its rural past. The  in the Old Town Hall building at 201 N. Elm   maintaining a low tax rate. Marvin’s
CSX railroad tracks that bisect the town     Street, and features exhibits on the history  $160,093 median household income is
are a constant reminder of Marshville’s      of Marshville and surrounding areas as well   among the state’s highest. (704) 843-1680.
continuing appeal as a trading center.       as regular art exhibits and classes.

Known early on as Beaver Dam and             Town Council meets on the first Monday of     Mineral Springs
incorporated in 1877 as Griffinsville, the   each month at 7:00 pm. The Planning Board
town was renamed in 1895 for J. W. Marsh,    meets the second Monday of each month         A self-described ‘country town’ with a long
who donated land for a new town hall,        at 7:00 pm. The Boll Weevil Jamboree          history and a penchant for horses, Mineral
school and churches. Claims to fame for      is held each year on the third Saturday       Springs has worked hard to preserve its
Union County’s easternmost town include      in September. The Parks and Recreation        farmland, forests, and its identity. Growing
its status as the boyhood home of country    department sponsors various events during     up between Monroe and Waxhaw, the town
music star Randy Travis and setting for      the year for all ages.                        favors selected retail development. Town
the 1985 movie The Color Purple. In 2013     Marshville’s Town Hall, located 35 miles      leaders shun strip malls, instead envisioning
Marshville was designated as a Small Town    east of Charlotte at 201 W. Main Street, is   a pedestrian-oriented downtown with
Main St. community.                          open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.      quaint shops.
                                             (704) 624-2515.

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