Marshall is a quaint farming town of about 4,000 residents located approximately four hours directly south of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1835, Marshall is a quintessential Midwestern rural town, with much of the city's downtown still reflecting the architecture of the time. The city boasts a rich history of both local and national importance and was once frequented by President Abraham Lincoln during Lincoln's days as a young lawyer in Illinois. Marshall is in Clark County, Illinois, United States, located about 20 miles (32 km) west of Terre Haute, Indiana. The population was 3,933 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Clark County.