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Marlin in Falls County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hot Mineral Water

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, July 13, 2017
1. Hot Mineral Water Marker
Inscription. A well drilled on this site in 1892, in an effort to secure a public water supply, produced 48,000 gallons of hot mineral water daily from an artesian deposit underlying the area. At first believed unfit for human use, analysis proved the water possessed curative powers. On initiative of T.A. Cheeves, Drs. J.W. Cook, J.W. Torbett,and N.D. Buie, a health resort was developed, with a bath house built in 1895, and another well drilled in 1910.

Marlin became a Mecca for health-seekers from all parts of the country, providing basis for local prosperity.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2568.)
 
Location. 31° 18.454′ N, 96° 53.71′ W. Marker is in Marlin, Texas, in Falls County. Marker is at the intersection of Coleman Street and Heritage Row, on the right when traveling west on Coleman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 Coleman St, Marlin TX 76661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Bucksnort (approx. 2.4 miles away); Falls of the Brazos River (approx. 4.3 miles away); Indian Battlefield
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By Gregory Walker, July 13, 2017
2. Hot Mineral Water Marker Location
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Judge Albert G. and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes Perry (approx. 6.4 miles away); North Prairie School (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Hot Mineral Water. Hot mineral water still flows from the public fountain.
 
Also see . . .  Article with details of Marlin's mineral water health industry, in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesScience & Medicine
 
Hot Mineral Water Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 13, 2017
3. Hot Mineral Water Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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