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Falls County Court House
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.
the largest town and county seat.
(mostly in McLennan County)
Golinda (partly in McLennan County)
Tomlinson Hill (unincorporated)
McLennan County (northwest)
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