Marlin is a city in Falls County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,628 at the 2000 census but decreased by 10 percent to 5,967 in 2010. Since 1851, it has been the third county seat of Falls County. Marlin has been given the nickname "the Hot Mineral Water City of Texas". Mineral waters were found there in 1892.
Marlin Mineral Water Pavilion, 2011
|Nickname(s): The Mineral Water City of Texas|
Location of Marlin, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°18′29″N 96°53′35″W|
Marlinites have enjoyed the revival of the Marlin Music and Blues Festival since 2011. Originally the Wood Street Blues Festival from 2003 to 2005, the event was held in late May on consecutive days in honor of musician Blind Willie Johnson, a former resident of Marlin.
In May 2013, after a hiatus, the famous Marlin Festival Days returned to the city park.
Marlin's own Danario Alexander will hold a youth football camp in Marlin for the second year in a row in June 2013.
Courthouse, about 1905
Main Street, about 1905
"New High School", about 1905
Sanitorium, about 1905
Bath houses and Sanitorium, about 1905
Falls County Courthouse, March, 2009
Fountain running Marlin's hot mineral water
Falls Hotel on Coleman St. in 2010
Palace Theatre on Heritage Row in 2010