Marble Falls is a small city located in Burnet County, Texas, United States of America. Marble Falls has a population of just 6000 residents living on an area of 7 square miles. Marble Falls is the home of Lake Marble Falls, a part of the largest lake chain of the state. The city is located close to Austin and San Antonio. This is why Marble Falls is a popular destination for those who live in the area. Notable current or formers residents of the city include cattle rancher and entrepreneur Gerald Lyda, Nashville Star winner John Arthur Martinez, NCAA champion Leonel Manzano and artist Rod Penner.
Top Attractions within Marble Falls
Granite Mountain is a dome of pink granite, also known as Sunset Red. The mountain is located one mile away of Marble Falls and has an elevation of 965 feet. The quarry operation of this granite dome began in the late 19th century. The pink rock was used to build several important Texas buildings like Texas State Capitol and Galveston Seawall. Today, Granite Mountain no longer looks like a geographical feature because it was heavily exploited.
Max Starcke Dam is a dam located in Marble Falls. It was constructed between 1949 and 1951. The dam provides hydroelectric power to the city of Marble Falls and forms Lake Marble Falls. The attraction bears the name of the the second General Manager of Lower Colorado River Authority, named Max Starcke.
Lake Marble Falls was formed in 1951 once with the construction of the dam. The lake is an important attraction of the Texan city and is used mainly for recreation. Of course, is also important for the hydroelectric power it generates. The lake has 611 acres and offers the possibility of fishing and boating, boating races being organized annually at this Marble Falls attraction.