Historical Foundation unveils reconstructed rock wall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 8, 2017)By now many know that Rockwall was named after the discovery of a mysterious rock wall that was unearthed in 1852 as Benjamin Boydstun, Terry Utley Wade, and William Clay Stevenson were digging a well.  As speculation continues regarding the wall’s origin – whether it’s a natural geologic formation or […]

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2015) Folks were treated to some delicious pies, a presentation about the informative historical works of author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks and a book signing by Sheri’s mother Patsy Stodghill during the Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s Sunday Afternoon in the Park event, held on the grounds of the Rockwall Historical Museum […]

Daughters of the American Revolution go pink

ROCKWALL,TX. (October 13, 2014) The Rock Wall Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Texas Society-District III held its October 4 meeting at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Heath. Vice Regent Linda Smith introduced speaker, Dr. Brian R. Franklin, SMU Center for Presidential Studies on “Religion and Empire.” Dr. Franklin discussed his […]

Historical Foundation to show encore presentation of America Unearthed’s rock wall program

Historical Foundation to show encore presentation of America Unearthed’s rock wall program

ROCKWALL (January 16, 2014) Join the Rockwall County Historical Foundation at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 19 for a delicious BBQ dinner followed by an encore presentation of The History2 Channel’s America Unearthed episode, the Great Wall of Texas. The event will be at the Utley Middle School Cafeteria. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations must […]

‘America Unearthed’ digs into mystery of Rockwall’s mysterious underground formation

‘America Unearthed’ digs into mystery of Rockwall’s mysterious underground formation

Episode airs Saturday, Photo gallery available after show ROCKWALL (December 11, 2013) America Unearthed will air the “Great Wall of Texas” – an episode about the mysterious underground rock wall formation for which Rockwall, TX is named – this Saturday December 14th at 9PM EST/8PM CST on the H2 network. Show host and forensic geologist Scott Wolter […]

History Channel2 to air episode on Rockwall’s mysterious rock wall

ROCKWALL (December 8, 2013) As many of you may remember, Rockwall experienced some excitement back in the spring when the History Channel’s H2 production team came to Rockwall to research our unique system of subterranean rock walls for a future episode on their America Unearthed television series. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation has just learned that […]

History Channel to air episode on Rockwall’s mysterious rock wall

ROCKWALL (November 30, 2013) As many of you may remember, Rockwall experienced some excitement back in the spring when the History Channel’s H2 production team came to Rockwall to research our unique system of subterranean rock walls for a future episode on their America Unearthed television series. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation has just learned that […]

Rockwall remembers

(ROCKWALL-May 13, 2013) The May presentation of Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s popular Brown Bag Lecture Series was entitled Rockwall Remembrances and Recollections. LaVern and Charles Falls entertained those attending with pictures and personal accounts of life in Rockwall in the 50’s.  The Falls purchased the Rockwall Ice House and Charles supplied blocks of  ice for […]

See Rockwall’s mysterious underground rock wall

See Rockwall’s mysterious underground rock wall

(ROCKWALL-May 13, 2013) In 1851, while trying to dig a water well, three settlers unearthed a mysterious underground rock wall, for which the City of Rockwall was named. Over the years, there has been much debate about whether the formation is natural or man-made. On Saturday, May 18, the Rockwall County Historical Foundation will offer a […]

Rock wall, myth or mystery

(ROCKWALL-January 5, 2013) Amateur archeologist and geologist David Campbell, a resident of Denison, recently presented an interesting comparison of rock formations found in other parts of the world and our local rock wall. Campbell, who has traveled extensively, exhibited a portion of his collection of artifacts.  As no definitive conclusion can be drawn with this added […]