Located about thirteen miles west of the county seat of Marshall on state Highway 74, this once thriving commercial community today consists of a Masonic Hall, a few residences, and no commercial businesses.

Two of the more prominent were the Dry Creek Farmers and the Home Farmers.

As the movement lost momentum, many of the newcomers left.

A Native American site, Cooper’s Bluff, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. On March 27, 1886, land for a lodge, around which Snowball would grow, was purchased.

One of the earliest white settlers is believed to have been John Campbell, who settled with his family along the creek in about 1837. Benjamin Taylor, another early settler, built a steam-powered grist mill in 1875. While others moved into the area, no semblance of a real town existed prior to the late 1800s, though a post office called Calf Creek was established in the area in 1857. The two-story stone building, which also served as a church and school, was erected at a cost of $329.75.

Local lore says that the documents submitted with the name Snow Hall were misinterpreted by postal officials, and the name was recorded as Snowball. The first store had been established by Bill Taylor and the first hotel by A. Expectations ran high when, in 1912, a stave mill was established approximately four miles south of the town.

Many of the local residents were employed at the mill.The steam engine exploded in 1879, destroying the mill and killing four men. Members decided to name the lodge in honor of the county sheriff Benjamin Franklin Snow; thus the lodge was named Snow Hall.As the settlement began to grow, a petition was made in 1888 for the establishment of a post office. By the early 1900s, the small community had a thriving business sector supplying the local people with needed goods.The community experienced a brief resurgence in the 1970s initiated by the back-to-the-land movement.It consisted of a number of college-educated young people, called “hippies” by some, who were eager to return to the basics of life. By 1976, seven of the ten farms in the area were owned by members of these new groups.I hope you will take the opportunity to get to know us soon.