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Come visit 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!
Come on out - we'd love to say hi!
Established 1882 | Elevation 4040 feet | Population 430