Marfa is a city located in Presidio County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,121. It is the county seat of Presidio County. Its ZIP code is 79843.
Marfa was founded in 1883 as a railroad water stop, and grew quickly through the 1920s. Marfa Army Air Field (Fort D.A. Russell) was located east of the town during World War II and trained several thousand pilots before closing in 1945 (the abandoned site is still visible ten miles east of the city). Today Marfa is a tourist destination, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It is also a popular site for soaring.
Web Sites and Links
Marfa Chamber of CommerceIncludes city history, information about the arts, and lodging information.
Marfa, TexasIncludes history, visitors information, events, and a community directory.
The Chinati FoundationContemporary art museum based upon the ideas of its founder, Donald Judd. Located on 340 acres of land on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell on the outskirts of Marfa, Texas. Features mission, history, collection, programs, and museum store.