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Historical Markers in Rockwall County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Rockwall County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rockwall County, TX (11) Collin County, TX (169) Dallas County, TX (376) Hunt County, TX (65) Kaufman County, TX (93)  RockwallCounty(11) Rockwall County (11)  CollinCounty(169) Collin County (169)  DallasCounty(376) Dallas County (376)  HuntCounty(65) Hunt County (65)  KaufmanCounty(93) Kaufman County (93)
Rockwall is the county seat for Rockwall County
Adjacent to Rockwall County, Texas
      Collin County (169)  
      Dallas County (376)  
      Hunt County (65)  
      Kaufman County (93)  
 
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1 Texas, Rockwall County, Heath — 6145 — Heath Methodist Church
Founded in 1890 at a site just south of town, this church originally was named Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The congregation and the church building moved to Heath between November 1909 and March 1910, and the original building was . . . Map (db m33404) HM
2 Texas, Rockwall County, Heath — 6135 — Sterling Rex Barnes(Gravesite in Heath Cemetery)
Virginia native Sterling Rex Barnes (1799-1866) migrated to this area from Mississippi with his wife Martha Ann (Mitchell) (b.1809) and family in 1846. A pioneer settler in the community of Black Hill, now Heath, he was . . . Map (db m33403) HM
3 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6136 — Central National Road of the Republic of Texas
In an effort to improve overland transportation, the Republic of Texas Congress authorized the Central National Road in Feb. 1844. The roadway was to be 30 feet wide and cleared of stumps over 12 inches high. A survey team led by Major George W. . . . Map (db m212613) HM
4 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6137 — Chisholm Cemetery
Enoch P. Chisholm, a circuit-riding Methodist minister, brought his family to this area in the 1860s. The community which grew up here was named in his honor. Chisholm donated land for this graveyard in 1871, and in 1875 he became the first person . . . Map (db m33405) HM
5 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6138 — East Trinity Lodge No. 157, A.F. & A.M.
A dispensation for the formation of the lodge was granted July 26, 1854, when Rockwall was part of Kaufman County. The Grand Lodge of Texas designated James Wilson as the first master. John O. Heath served as senior warden and S. R. Barnes as . . . Map (db m212618) HM
6 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6139 — First Baptist Church of Rockwall
Organized in 1852 by Elder John R. Briscoe and Elder M. Glover in the home of J. C. Williams, this was originally called New Hope Baptist Church, as Rockwall was not founded until 1854. Charter members: Hester, Isaac, James, Mildred, and Persila . . . Map (db m212614) HM
7 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6142 — First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall
On November 7, 1854, a small group of Presbyterians led by the Rev. John U. Vance gathered together to organize the Rockwall Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Beginning with twenty-three charter members, the congregation met in schools and other . . . Map (db m154865) HM
8 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6147 — Rockwall County
Formed from Kaufman County Created March 1, 1873 Organized April 23, 1873 Named for a curious geological formation, an underground rock wall, that comes to the surface in several localities County seat, Rockwall.Map (db m212616) HM
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9 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 6148 — Rockwall County
First settled in the 1840s, this region was a part of Kaufman County until 1873, when Rockwall County was created. With an area of 147 square miles, this is the smallest of Texas' 254 counties. The county and city of Rockwall were named for an . . . Map (db m212615) HM
10 Texas, Rockwall County, Rockwall — 13259 — The Church of Christ in Rockwall
Before establishing an independent republic in 1836, Texas settlers were expected to support the Mexican state religion. As Mexico's rule waned, residents and new arrivals to Texas organized non-Catholic churches. Among them was "the church on . . . Map (db m154922) HM
11 Texas, Rockwall County, Royse City — 6144 — First United Methodist Church of Royse City
This fellowship, first known as the "Methodist Episcopal Church, South", was organized in 1887. The Rev. James McDugald (1847-1929) became the circuit rider for Royse City, Blackland, Fate, and Mt. Zion. Services were held in a schoolhouse until . . . Map (db m164317) HM
 
 
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Jun. 7, 2023