About This Place
Merkel is a town in Taylor County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,637 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Merkel is located 17 miles west of Abilene near the Interstate Highway 20.
The town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.