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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Rockwall


ALL ROCK, ALL NATURAL

The citizens of Rockwall have been debating the source of their “rock walls”, subterranean sandstone dikes and surface outcrops that look like human-made walls, for almost a century. The “walls” are, of course, naturally occurring, a fact made all the more reasonable when confronted with counter theories presented by characters like “Count Bryon de Prorok” who, after examination of an exposed section of a wall in 1925, concluded that they were constructed by a prehistoric race. Despite a complete lack of royal titles among them, Texas geologists have since suggested otherwise.

Rockwall’s claim to a compelling heritage can also be found along its historic downtown avenues, providing valid reason for its Texas Main Street City designation. Or check out the details of Rockwall’s history at the Rockwall County Historical Museum located in the restored 1850 Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House. Then stroll across the Museum grounds where a carriage house, a tenant farmer’s cabin, and a gazebo inhabit an environment where restoration efforts have re-established the native grasses and flowers of this Blackland Prairie ecosystem.

For a more modern Rockwall experience, visit the nearby shores of Lake Ray Hubbard where you’ll find plenty of opportunities to dine and relax while enjoying cool lake breezes and gliding sailboats. Take advantage of the variety of visual and performing arts offerings provided by the Rockwall Community Theatre, Rockwall Art League and other cultural organizations.


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