Founded in 1854, Rockwall became the seat of Rockwall county (the
smallest county in Texas) in 1874. It was named for a subterranean rock formation
that has been the subject of numerous studies. Although there has been speculation
that the wall bwas built by prehistoric man, geologists beleive the phenomenon is a finger
of the Balcones Fault with the "wall" formed when
geologic stress split the formation. Rockwall also has a scenic golf course near Lake Ray Hubbard.
Rockwall County Historical Museum-
Housed in the Mason-La Mareaux-Hartmen House, the oldest house in
Rockwall, portions of which date to 1850. Exhibits include dental tools of Texas'
first formally trainted woman dentist, other medical artifacts, furniture, books and
picutres. Antique farm equipment and a windmill are displayed outside. Open
Sat. 1-4 pm. In Harry Myers Park at 901 E. Washington
A paddle wheel excursion boat on Lake Ray