Established in the 1830's, early settlers suffered numerous
attacks by Indians, with outnumbered colonists often on the losing side. Sites of
such conflicts marked around town. In the early 1890's drillers struck hot artesian
well whose curative qualities made the town a spa and health resort for thousands who came
to bathe in the "miracle" waters. Today the water is again leading the way
as residents investigate the promise of geothermal energy. A hospital and the
Chamber of Commerce are heated by hot spring water.
Vacation area with excellent fishing and golf. Two miles west
of city, Falls on the Brazos Park offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and camping(fee for
Falls County Museum
History, local and pioneer exhibits. Open Mon. - Fri. 1 - 4
p.m. 141 Railroad Street.