The town of Marshallberg is today located on a land grant dating to 1713. The property’s first owner, George Bell, deeded the estate to his heirs who would construct the town’s first industry, a windmill, on site in 1819. When a request was made for a local post office, the community adopted the name Marshallberg in honor of the local mail boat operator, Matt Marshall. The community continued to grow, and by the early 1900s, was engaged with seafood packing and processing. In 1910, a shipbuilding practice was established which would operate through the 1990s. The community underwent many changes during the 20th century although it still retains a post office and active fishing community.