Marsden, a residential suburb, is four km south of Logan Central and 24 km south of central Brisbane.
A suburb of the 1970s-80s, Marsden included Crestmead, the suburb adjoining it to the south. The area's first development was in Crestmead.
Until 1979 Marsden was divided between Albert and Beaudesert Shires along Browns Plains Road. When Albert Shire was abolished in 1979, Marsden came entirely within the new Logan shire (now city). The suburb was named after Violet Marsden, treasurer of the local progress association.
Marsden primary school was opened in 1978, and the high school (1987) is to its east, but in Waterford West. The industrial estate (1970s-80s) is in the south-west of Marsden, accessible from Browns Plains Road. It is identified by street names such as Magnesium and Titanium.
As the suburb grew Crestmead school was opened in 1984, and Burrowes primary school (1987) was opened in the west. A shopping centre and a Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints were also opened there and a landmark Cambodian Buddhist Temple was completed in 2005 . Marsden's main shopping centre, Marsden Park (1985) is in the east, along with a library (2006).
Marsden's census populations have been:
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