Marshall County

Welcome to Marshall County

Nestled between Kentucky Lake and the Tennessee River, Marshall County showcases a unique blend of rural living and small-town charm. Though it may boast a total population of just over 30,000 residents, this area has plenty of unique attractions and events that you won't find anywhere else in southwestern Kentucky. Whether you choose to settle down in Benton, Calvert City, or another smaller community, it won't take long for you to fall in love with Marshall County.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: US-68, I-69, US-641 
Memphis International Airport: 3 hours, 8 minutes
Martin, TN: 56 minutes
Mayfield, KY: 24 minutes
Paducah, KY: 32 minutes


Population: 31,192
Largest city: Benton
County seat: Benton
Median home value: $139,900

Communities of Marshall County


As the Marshall County seat, Benton has a population of around 4,400 residents and is home to a popular downtown district. If you want to live like a Benton local, be sure to attend Tater Day, the oldest continuous trade day in the US. The town's Big Singing Day also occurs on the fourth Sunday in May.   

Calvert City

A center for innovation, Calvert City features 16 industrial plants that provide countless employment opportunities for Marshall County residents. However, this small community also has plenty of attractions you won't want to miss, including the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park and the Calvert Drive-In Theatre.


Located just a few miles north of Benton along I-69, the unincorporated community of Draffenville offers serene country living within minutes of both small-town amenities and the sparkling waters of Kentucky Lake.

Things to Do in Marshall County

What You'll LOVE in Marshall County

Dreaming of owning a spacious farm, a suburban home, or a historic home on a downtown street? It's easy to discover your perfect lifestyle when you live in Marshall County. Here are a few more perks that come with living here.

Shopping & dining

Feeling hungry? Marshall County has a surprisingly diverse culinary scene, so you'll have no trouble finding something to satisfy your cravings. Start by grabbing an old-fashioned burger and fries from Belew's Dairy Bar, a longtime Benton staple. Mama D's in Calvert City is a favorite for traditional Italian food.

Marshall County also features a vast selection of big-box stores and smaller retailers. Each community has a blossoming downtown district, and Benton has its own Walmart.

Parks and recreation

It's easy to get outside in Marshall County! This area is a popular spot for campers, anglers, and boaters looking to take advantage of the nearby lakes and rivers. In fact, Hardin and other lakefront communities feature quite a few campgrounds and green spaces that are ideal for just about any kind of outdoor recreation. You'll also find plenty of residents at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Educational opportunities

Students living in the area are zoned for the Marshall County School District, which operates six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Every year, Marshall County High School hosts a national invitational preparatory basketball showcase called the Marshall County Hoop Fest.

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