MARATHON, TEXAS

WHERE THE BIG BEND & DARK SKIES MEET

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

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Thank you to our friends at the Brewster County Tourism Council for making this website possible, and for all your support in promoting our Big Bend communities - Marathon, Study Butte, Terlingua Ghost Town, Lajitas, and Big Bend National Park. Visit Big Bend!

© 2019 Marathon Chamber of Commerce

UNFORGETTABLE

What will you find in Marathon, Texas?

A peaceful, serene community under one of the darkest and starriest skies in the country, Marathon was founded in 1882 by Capt. Albion E. Shepard, a former sea captain, who said the surrounding terrain reminded him of the plains of Marathon, Greece.

Blessed with friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and a delightful climate, Marathon also hosts a variety of local events that are sure to cultivate fond memories and new friends!

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Come on out - we'd love to say hi!

Established 1882       |       Elevation 4040 feet       |       Population 430