Marfa is a town in the high desert of far West Texas in the Southwestern United States. The population was 2,121 at the 2000 census.
 
Marfa was founded in the early 1880s as a railroad water stop, and grew quickly through the 1920s.
 
Despite its small size, today Marfa is a tourist destination. Attractions include the historical architecture and classic Texas town square, modern art at the Chinati Foundation and in galleries around town, and the Marfa lights.
 

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