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Marble Falls: Facts, Food, and Fun

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Marble Falls is a city with humble beginnings that, today, is a great place to sit a while. Steeped in history, good food, and fun, this city shouldn’t be overlooked.


Marble Falls

Photo: Facebook/ Hidden Falls Adventure Park (Official)

  1. Located on its namesake lake, Marble Falls was named after the water falling over a layer of limestone (mistaken for marble) at the head of a canyon. In 1951, the Max Starcke Dam was built burying the falls beneath the waters of the Colorado River.
  2. The city was founded in 1887 by Adam “Stovepipe” Johnson. Johnson earned his moniker while serving as a general in the Confederate Army. He fooled the enemy Union army with faux canons made from stovepipes and wagon wheels.
  3. One of Marble Falls’ claims to fame was electing the nation’s first woman mayors in 1917, Ophelia Crosby Harwood.
  4. Marble Falls has a population of 6,128.
  5. Marble Falls is located in the Highland Lakes area of The Texas Hill Country.


Marble Falls

Photo: Facebook/ Blue Bonnet Café – Marble Falls, TX

  1. Blue Bonnet Café has been around since 1929. They serve it all from the classic chicken-fried steak to healthy salads. They are most famous for their crazy good pies. Don’t miss their pie happy hour from 3 PM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  2. Noon Spoon Café offers a great variety of fresh and healthy items ranging from shrimp stuffed jalapeños to cobb salad to quesadillas.
  3. Numinous Coffee Roasters is the perfect place for a great, fresh cup of joe and a scone all made in-house. Stick around long enough and you can nosh on one of their great sammies made on homemade bread.
  4. Holy Smokes BBQ serves up some down-home goodness on the bone or bun. Don’t forget the banana pudding.


Photo: Facebook/ Marble Falls Lakefest

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