Marshall Village, incorporated in 1982 by Powell Development, consists of 132 single family homes. Front yard maintenance, exterior painting including outside fences, and private street maintenance are included in the monthly dues.
The theme of Marshall Village is James Marshall's discovery of gold and the geology of the gold region. Marshall, a native of New Jersey, came to California via Oregon in 1845. After joining Johann Augustus Sutter in building a sawmill at Coloma, Marshall found gold in the tailrace on January 24, 1848, just before the mill was completed. He told Sutter of his find, and the news spread. In the ensuring Gold Rush, the sawmill failed when all the able-bodied men in the area abandoned everything to search for gold. Soon the arriving hordes of prospectors forced him off his land, and Marshall left the area.