Introduction to Rockwall, Texas
Rockwall, Texas, in Rockwall county, is 10 miles E of Garland, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city is part of the Dallas metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 17,976 people live in Rockwall.
Rockwall was originally inhabited by the Caddo Indians. It was first settled in by the whites in 1851. While digging wells, the early settlers found numerous large underground rock walls in the area which seemed to have been man-made. However, scientists believe these underground rock walls were natural formations. When the town was established on April 17, 1854, a settler named the city after these rock walls. Rockwall became the county seat of the newly formed Rockwall County in 1873.
Rockwall and nearby Attractions
- Rockwall County Historical Museum
- Lake Ray Hubbard
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Terrell Heritage Museum
- Dallas World Aquarium Zoological Gardens
- Lake Tawakoni State Park
Things To Do In Rockwall
While staying in Rockwall, one can visit Monticello Gardens and Rockwall County Historical Museum. The Rockwall City Park is an ideal destination for spending your leisure hours. The city also includes several houses of worship such as Antioch Church, New Horizons Assembly of God Church, His Covenant Children Church, and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Visitors can also plan a day trip to the Dallas Zoo.
Flights are available from Dallas Love Field Airport.
Rockwall Higher Education
University of Dallas, Richland College, and Eastfield College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.