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Village 26 km north-west of Groblersdal and 96 km south-south-east of Potgietersrus. Laid out in 1942 and proclaimed a township in January 1945, it owes its development to the Marble Lime Mine. Said to be an adaptation of ‘marble hole’, where fifteen varieties of marble occur.
While on a hunting expedition from Pretoria, Christoffel Visagie and his family discovered a hole containing marble in 1920. In 1929 the Marble Lime Company came in to work on the deposits and then, in 1942, a town was developed and known as Marmerhol (Afrikaans for Marble Hole). During the Anglo-Boer war the town's name was anglicised to Marble Hall