A diverse farming and ranching industry has been part of Marlin’s history since the founding of the town in 1851. Thousands of acres of fertile land offer farmers and ranchers the perfect environment for everything from cattle to cotton. Marlin has its own Hospital with emergency room, 3,000 ft. lighted airport for private planes, is served by the Union Pacific railroad, has an industrial park/enterprise zone, has been a Texas Main Street City for over 10 years and in the process of upgrading its entire water treatment facility utilizing the latest technology in membrane filtration systems.