Place:Marfa, Presidio, Texas, United States

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NameMarfa
Alt namesJarjasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48012945
TypeCity
Coordinates30.312°N 104.025°W
Located inPresidio, Texas, United States
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It is the county seat of Presidio County, and its population as of the 2010 United States Census was 1,981. The city was founded in the early 1880s as a railroad stop; the population increased during World War II, but the growth stalled and reversed somewhat during the late 20th century. Today, Marfa is a tourist destination and a major center for Minimalist art. Attractions include Building 98, the Chinati Foundation, artisan shops, historical architecture, a classic Texas town square, modern art installments, art galleries, and the Marfa lights.

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