Falls County Resources

Falls County Courthouse
Marlin, Falls County, Texas
Frances Braswell
Address: County Courthouse
P. O. Box 458
Marlin, Texas 76661-0458
Phone: 254-883-1408
Fax: 254-883-1406

Falls County Appraisal District
Drawer 430
Marlin, Texas 76661-0430
(254) 883-2543 fax: (254) 883-6500
[email protected]

Falls County Sheriff
John F. Trousdale
P.O. Box 401
Marlin, TX 76661
(254) 883-1431 fax: (254) 883-1434

Falls County Tax Assessor-Collector
Kate Vande Veegaete
P.O. Box 59 Marlin, TX 76661
125 Bridge
Marlin, TX 76661-0059
(254) 883-1436 fax: (254) 883-1438

Population: 17,646 (2005 U.S. Census Estimate)
Established: 1850 

Area: 769 sq mi
 The Official City Web Site of Marlin and and Falls County
Population: 6,206 (2005 U.S. Census Estimate)

Communities in Falls County
Golinda - City 

Lott - City
Marlin - City
Rosebud -City

City Golinda, Texas
Address: City Hall
Route #2, Box 684
Golinda, Texas 76655
Position: City Clerk
Population: 411 (2005 U.S. Census Estimate)

City of Lott, Texas
Address: City Hall
P. O. Box 398
Lott, Texas 76656
Position: City Clerk
Population: 672 (2005 U.S. Census Estimate)

City of Rosebud, Texas
Address: City Hall
P. O. Box 657
Rosebud, Texas 76570
Position: City Clerk
Population: 1,394 (2005 U.S. Census Estimate)

Picture of Falls County Courthouse
Submitted by Jim Long

Falls County Courthouse - 1950's
Submitted by Elaine Martin

1895 Map of Falls County, Texas

History of Marlin

     On January 28, 1850, the state legislature formed Falls County from Limestone and Milam Counties. The falls of the Brazos gave the county its name. Since Falls County was established its boundaries have not changed. The legislature stipulated that Viesca would be the county seat, but the citizens petitioned for another location because most of the residents lived east of the Brazos River. The citizens voted 20-0 in favor of Adams, which officially became the county seat on January 30, 1851. Soon after, the town was renamed Marlin in honor of the Marlin family. The settlers of Falls County came from the slaveholding South, primarily Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. By the census of 1860 the county had 1,716 slaves (47 percent of the total population) and 504 farms. Falls County relied less on cotton than other Texas counties, harvesting only 2,030 bales in 1860, and relied instead on a diverse agricultural economy. Wool was a major crop, with 17,500 pounds produced in 1860, the highest in Falls history.