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Marble-Falls is a small city located in Burnet County in central Texas. It's about 45 miles northwest of Austin. As of the 2010 census, the population of Marble Falls was 6,077. The city is home to Lake Marble Falls, which is the smallest of the Highland Lakes, the largest chain of lakes in the state of Texas. The city of Marble Falls has an interesting history. It was founded in 1887 by Adam Rankin Johnson, a former Indian fighter and Confederate General, known as "Stovepipe" Johnson. He founded a college in the town, and a large factory near the falls. The town boasted a population of 1,800 within ten years. In 1917, Marble Falls made history by electing Ophelia Crosby Birdie Harwood, the nations first woman mayor (this was three years before women were allowed to vote.) In 1951, the Max Starcke Dam was completed, but the marble falls that had given the town its name were submerged under the new lake (named Lake Marble Falls.) During the last thirty years, Marble Falls has grown into the retail and entertainment center for the Highland Lakes area, and continues to attract tourists, retirees and new businesses. Activities at the lake include fishing and boating, hiking, swimming and picnicking. The town and lake are also both well-known for the annual Lake Marble Falls Lakefest drag boat races. The town of Marble Falls offers unique shops, good restaurants, a farmers market, and theater.

Surrounding areas: Lake Marble Falls, Texas (2.3 mi), Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Texas (4.7 mi), Horseshoe Bay, Texas (6.1 mi), Sunrise Beach, Texas (8.3 mi), Kingsland, Texas (11.4 mi), Inks Lake, Texas (13.3 mi), Lake Buchanan, Texas (17.5 mi)

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Marble Falls Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Marble Falls Inn1403 Hwy 281 NMarble Falls, TX (830) 693-5122
Hampton Inn On The Lake704 First StMarble Falls, TX (830) 798-1895
Quality Inn1206 Hwy 281 NMarble Falls, TX (830) 693-7531
Lake LBJ MotelRR 2 Box 139Kingsland, TX11.4 mi.(325) 388-4571
Lake LBJ MotelKingsland, TX11.4 mi.(325) 388-4571
Holiday Inn Express810 S Water StBuenet, TX12.3 mi.(512) 756-1789
Chism Lodges IncRt 1Bluffton, TX21.2 mi.(325) 379-6331
Lakeway Resort & Spa101 Lakeway DrAustin, TX22.1 mi.(512) 261-6600
Best Western Cedar Inn425 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX26.9 mi.(512) 259-7300
Comfort Inn300 E WhitestoneCedar Park, TX26.9 mi.(512) 259-1810
Hill Country Suites609 Bessemer AveLlano, TX26.9 mi.(325) 247-1090
Best Western Llano901 W Young StLlano, TX27.6 mi.(325) 247-4101
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1605 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX27.9 mi.(512) 259-8200
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Cedar Park10811 Pecan Park BlvdAustin, TX29.4 mi.(512) 249-0045
Crossland12621 Hymeadow RdAustin, TX29.8 mi.(512) 331-4747

Marble Falls Weather & Climate

Central Texas basically has two seasons - summers that may last from April through October, and winters that start in November and usually lasts until March. When summer ends, it's too dry for autumn foliage, except in East Texas. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although most occurs in May and September in the form of thunderstorms. Large amounts of rain falling within short periods of time cause flash floods. Hail is reported around the Central Texas area an average of 31 days per year and tornadoes are reported on an average of 12 days per year. Average yearly rainfall is near 32 inches. Average sunshine varies from about 50% in the winter to near 75% in the summer. Although tornadoes are rare, they are most often associated with dissipating tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 33°F 1.76 in. -
February 63°F 37°F 1.98 in. -
March 70°F 45°F 2.11 in. -
April 77°F 52°F 2.58 in. -
May 83°F 61°F 4.39 in. -
June 89°F 67°F 3.98 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 1.87 in. -
August 93°F 70°F 1.99 in. -
September 88°F 64°F 2.82 in. -
October 79°F 54°F 3.58 in. -
November 67°F 44°F 2.52 in. -
December 60°F 35°F 2.08 in. -

Marble Falls Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located about 44 miles southeast of Marble Falls in Austin, Texas, the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located approximately 53 miles south of Marble Falls in San Marcos, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located roughly 63 miles southwest of Marble Falls in Kerrville, Texas, the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located around 64 miles northeast of Marble Falls in Temple, Texas, and finally the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located about 73 miles south of Marble Falls in San Antonio, Texas.

Marble Falls Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX61.1 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX61.1 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Blue Lake Golf ClubMarble FallsTX 
Meadowlakes Golf & Country ClubMarble FallsTX 
Pedernales Country ClubSpicewoodTX10.5 mi.
Packsaddle Country ClubKingslandTX11.1 mi.
Delaware Springs Golf CourseBurnetTX12.3 mi.
Highland Lakes Golf CourseBuchanan DamTX14.0 mi.
Gainesville Municipal Golf CourseGainesvilleTX16.0 mi.
Highland Lakes Country ClubLago VistaTX19.3 mi.
Lago Vista Country ClubLago VistaTX19.3 mi.
Crystal Falls Golf CourseLeanderTX25.2 mi.
Point Venture Country ClubLeanderTX25.2 mi.
Llano Municipal Golf CourseLlanoTX26.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Longhorn Cavern State ParkTX8.4 mi. 
Inks Lake State ParkTX12.0 mi. 
Blanco State ParkTX35.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX38.2 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX38.2 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX38.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX38.2 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX38.2 mi.(History)
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX41.4 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX80.8 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX94.6 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX118.5 mi.


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