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A Taste of Marlin, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT MARLIN?

  1. Marlin is a city in Falls County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,628 at the 2000 census, but decreased to 5,967 by 2010.

  2. Marlin has been given the nickname the Hot Mineral Water City of Texas when mineral waters were found in 1892.

  3. Nearly half a century before in 1875, two schools for blacks were organized. The two black schools were dependent on state funds, and met in the African and Baptist churches. In 1916, the city council voted to build a school for blacks, which after it was first built, it was moved to Commerce Street, (where it is still located today) and named Booker T. Washington. In 1900, the town's Jewish residents organized a Sunday School.

  4. In 2011, the city brought back its Annual Music and Blues Festival, and even raised money to revamp the city baseball fields and revive the City Little League, which attracted 160 kids that year.

  5. The city's crime rate also decreased by 45% in 2011.

  6. The city of Marlin has had several newspapers. The current one that has been serving Marlin since 1890 is the Marlin Democrat, issued every Wednesday. Other newspapers that were being published in the 19th and 20th centuries were The Falls County Freeman, ran by the black community. The Marlin Ball was first established in 1874 by T.C. Oltorf and continued until about the year of 1901. The Falls County Record was popular during the 1940s and 1950s. To this day, The Marlin Democrat and The Rosebud News remain the only active newspapers in Falls County.

  7. The median income for a household in the city was $21,443, and the median income for a family was $26,861. Males had a median income of $25,220 versus $18,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,555. About 27.9% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

Radio Stations:
KNCT 91.3 FM Killeen, TX Easy Listening
KSUR 88.9 FM Mart, TX Christian Contemporary
KBGO 95.7 FM Waco, TX Oldies
KWTX 97.5 FM Waco, TX Top-40
KYAR 98.3 FM Lorena, TX Christian Contemporary
KLTD 101.7 FM Temple, TX Sports
KWBT 104.9 FM Mexia, TX Hip Hop
KWPW 107.9 FM Robinson, TX Hip Hop
KRZI 1660 AM Waco, TX Sports

http://oldskoolgospelradio.com - Gospel

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Demographics of Marlin, Texas

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

65.00%

24.48%

0.27%

0.20%

18.30%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Marlin, Texas

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Businesses in Marlin, Texas


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Sherrells Hair And Nails -  Category: Hair Salons -   538 Live Oak St. Marlin, TX 76661 (254) 803-2021

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Scruggs Media Group -  Category: Media Services -  We are a online radio station that plays the best gospel and old school music on the planet, music you love and love to hear 24/7.   - 504 Clark Street, Marlin, Texas (254) 804-9646  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Hitching Post -  Category: American, Seafood, Southern, Soul Food -   5029 Hwy 7 Marlin, TX 76661 (254) 883-3963

  2. Pat Deb's Bar Bq -  Category: Barbecue -  208 Williams St Marlin, TX 76661 (254) 803-2700

  3. Whup's Boomerang Barbecue -  Category: Wings, Burgers, Chicken, Ribs, Barbecue -  1203 Bennett St. Marlin, TX 76661 (254) 883-5770

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


JT Modkins, a longtime resident of Marlin, talks about school and holding down three to four jobs to raise his six children.

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Marlin, Texas historic Falls Hotel
Marlin, Texas historic Falls Hotel, on Coleman Street, in 2010


The Palace Theatre in Marlin, Texas
The Palace Theatre in Marlin, Texas in 2010.

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Jobs from Indeed


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CHURCHES



  1. Church St Paul's AME -  400 Aycock Street Marlin, TX 76661 (254) 803-3732

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