There is a reason Marble Falls trademarked the slogan – “for a weekend, or a lifetime.” You’ll grow to love this little town.
Marble Falls, Texas is one of 45 cities/areas located in the Texas Hill Country. Known as The falls, the town was used as a landmark by travelers who referred to it as the “great falls” or the “marble falls” of the Colorado River as early as 1817. It is nestled 47 miles northwest of Austin and 85 miles north of San Antonio, in the middle of the Highland Lakes area, the largest chain of lakes in Texas.
Charles S. Todd attempted to establish a town at the falls in 1854 when 1854, Indian fighter and confederate general, Adam R. “Stovepipe” Johnson, a former Confederate States Army General, fell in love with it and later returned to Burnet County and formed the Texas Mining and Improvement Company and by 1886 Johnson had succeeded in buying half the land.
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.