A strange geological formation has been unearthed near Rockwall, Texas. It is a narrow row of hard mineral stones that appears like a rock wall. Although it is believed to be a natural phenomenon, the exact nature of the formation is not entirely clear. There has been debate about the rock wall’s origin for over 160 years.
The town of Rockwall is located in north-central Texas, on the Blackland Prairies. It is 25 miles northeast of Dallas and 56 miles east of Fort Worth. Residents of Rockwall enjoy proximity to downtown Dallas, north Dallas’ business district, and the Dallas Zoo. The community also boasts several houses of worship.
The city’s downtown district has a charming small-town feel, with historic false-front buildings and locally owned shops. Visitors can enjoy live music during the summer months, or take in the city’s Farmers’ Market. The market draws visitors from the Dallas-Fort Worth area for its fresh produce, grass-fed beef, and Texas bee honey.
Before the Civil War, the county was home to several Caddo Indian tribes. Early in the nineteenth century, Cherokees arrived from east of the Mississippi, almost wiping out the peaceful Caddoes. Soon after, Anglo-American settlers began to settle on the East Fork of the Trinity River. The swollen Trinity prevented many settlers from crossing the river, so they settled along the east bank. The first post office was established in a Heath cabin in 1849.
The county’s history is well-preserved thanks to the efforts of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation. It maintains an oral history project, a digital photo archive, and history-focused educational materials. It also developed a walking tour of downtown Rockwall, which features 22 historic buildings. Visitors will learn about the town’s history and residents by walking the tour.
The City of Rockwall is home to the Collin College community college district, which has opened its first campus outside Collin County. It also hosts classes from Texas A&M University-Commerce. The city also hosts a campus for the Rockwall Technology Park. In addition to these resources, the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce can help aspiring entrepreneurs by offering alliances, partnerships, and women’s business programs.
The city has a diverse population. One-third of the population is under 18 years old, while the remainder is between 25 and 64 years old. Twenty-one percent of households are non-families, while twenty-one percent are single-person households. Another fifth of households has an elderly person living alone.
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