Marfa, Texas is located in Presidio County at the junction of U.S. Highways 67 & 90. Marfa was established in 1883 as a water stop and freight headquarters for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway. Situated on the Marfa Plateau, the town is surrounded by the Davis Mountains to the north, the Chinati Mountains to the southwest and the Chisos Mountains to the southeast. In 1971 Donald Judd, a renown minimalist sculptor, made his first trip to Marfa, where he would later start buying buildings and land to showcase his art. Today Marfa is a major tourist destination for the arts.