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Marlin, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 18' 27.105912", -96° 53' 54.864384"
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    In 1851, one year after Falls County was created, the town of Marlin was designated county seat. Formerly known as Adams, it was renamed for area pioneer John Marlin. The first courthouse was a log structure which also served as a school and community gathering place. A post office was established in 1851, the city was incorporated in 1867, and railroad service began in the 1870s. The discovery of hot mineral water wells in 1892 caused an economic boom. Spas, hotels, and hospitals were built, and Marlin was a noted health resort for the next fifty years.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Marlin Historical Marker Location Map, Texas