Thinking of moving to Merkel Texas? RE/MAX of Abilene has some history on the town as well as some links so you can get to know where you are moving to. You can contact us by calling 325-695-3730. Get to know this great town!
Merkel is a town in Jones County Texas. Merkel is about a 20 minute drive from Abilene. It is about 16 miles west of Abilene. Merkel is also part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The town was once founded as Windmill Town, around when the T & P Railway was built. In 1881 it was renamed to Merkel, after the first settler in the area, S. M. Merkel from Germany.
Merkel is home to Tin Cup Country Club and Golf Course. Take time to hit a few balls! It is the hometown of Texas Cartoonist Roger T. Moore. Merkel also holds a city wide garage sale, an Independence Party, and even an exciting Tractor Pull!