Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Region was in old Brazos Land District. Home of Wacos and other Indians. First white settler was Charles Barnard, 1848. First cotton crop and first tannery were introduced during Civil War, 1861-1865.
Created from land in south end of Hood County and organized in 1875; Glen Rose (founded as Barnard's Mill), county seat.
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 4977.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 32° 14.097′ N, 97° 45.34′ W. Marker is in Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast Barnard Street (State Highway 144) and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Northeast Barnard Street, Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Somervell County Veterans (here, next to this marker); Somervell County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Dinosaur Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snyder Sanitarium (about 500 feet away); Barnard's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rose.
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in 1936 with different text. The marker was restored in 1965 and a new bronze plaque, with revised text, replaced the 1936 original.
Also see . . . Somervell County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.