- Founded: By General Adam R "Stovepipe" Johnson on July 12, 1887
- Incorporated: May 18, 1907
- Population: 6,495
- Size: 15.83 square miles
- County: Burnet
- Location: Marble Falls is located in the middle of the Texas Hill Country on the Colorado River, 58 miles northwest of downtown Austin,85 miles north of San Antonio, in the middle of the Highland Lakes area, the largest chain of lakes in Texas.
Where did the name Marble Falls originate?
Marble Falls sits on the banks of Lake Marble Falls. The falls were formed by a shelf of limestone running diagonally across the river from northeast to southwest. The upper layer of limestone, brownish on the exterior, but deep blue inside, was so hard and cherry it was mistaken for marble. The falls were actually three distinct formations at the head of a canyon 1.25 miles long, with a drop of some 50 feet through the limestone strata.
The natural lake was covered when the Colorado River was dammed with the completion of Max Starcke Dam in 1951. Lake Marble Falls sits between Lake LBJ to the north and Lake Travis to the south. The falls for which the City is named are now underwater, but are revealed every few years when the lake is lowered by the Lower Colorado River Authority for repairs.
Demographic and Economic Information
Median Housing Costs - $185,063
Unemployment Rate: 1.48%
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Marble Falls area temperatures are moderate year-round. The climate is warm in the summers, but cooled by the lakes and hills in the region. Winters are mild and outdoor activities such as golf and tennis can be played throughout the year.