Marlin Population- 6,701 Altitude. 383


Established in the 1830's,  early settlers suffered numerous attacks by Indians, with outnumbered colonists often on the losing side.  Sites of such conflicts marked around town.  In the early 1890's drillers struck hot artesian well whose curative qualities made the town a spa and health resort for thousands who came to bathe in the "miracle" waters.  Today the water is again leading the way as residents investigate the promise of geothermal energy.  A hospital and the Chamber of Commerce are heated by hot spring water. 

Vacation area with excellent fishing and golf.  Two miles west of city, Falls on the Brazos Park offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and camping(fee for overnight).

Falls County Museum

History, local and pioneer exhibits.  Open Mon. - Fri. 1 - 4 p.m.  141 Railroad Street.



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