The town of Marble Falls is located on the banks of Lake Marble Falls and is only 5
minutes from Lake LBJ. Marble
Falls, population approximately 7200, is only about 45 miles from Austin. Many residents commute from Marble Falls to work in the Austin metroplex.
Lake Marble Falls with waterfront hotel and restaurants.
General Adam Rankin Johnson, retired from the Confederate army, founded Marble Falls in 1887. "Stovepipe" Johnson got his nickname for his Civil War escapades, which included duping the Union army in Newburgh, Indiana, with fake "cannons," constructed from stovepipes and wagon wheels.
San Antonio is only 85 miles to the south for additional shopping and
sight seeing. It is a pleasant, scenic drive straight down Highway 281.
Lakefest Drag Boat Races every August
on Lake Marble Falls in Marble Falls
You will find plenty to do in the Marble Falls area. Boating,
fishing, golf, hunting, camping, swimming, sightseeing and shopping are just a few of the
things to look forward to. You will also enjoy the friendliness of the local people.
Before the dam was built to form Lake Marble Falls on the Colorado
River, there were falls of marble giving the name Marble Falls to the city. The
falls are now under water and only visible on those rare occasions when LCRA lowers the
lake for repairs.
A fast growing town of 6,500, with over 10,000 population in a 7 mile
radius, Marble Falls is going through a period of prosperity and growth. Because of
the growth, there are not as many homes available for sale or rent in town right now.
Marble Falls is in a stage of development now that offers some of the best of the
big city life without the disadvantages of the fast pace and traffic problems of Austin or
San Antonio. It is an interesting mixture of a rural lifestyle with big city
conveniences only 45 minutes away.