ROCKWALL, TX (HILL COUNTY)
ROCKWALL, TEXAS (Hill County). Rockwall was at a site four miles from Iverson in northeastern Hill County. One source suggests that sometime after the Civil War seventy families settled at the site near a spring. Soon thereafter, they constructed a square structure from local rock (Austin chalk) that according to a deed from a Mr. Revis could only be used for "Christian purposes." The families added a new roof and used the structure for a school. Apparently Rockwall was named for this structure. The spring became known as Rockwall Spring and was used as a watering place for cattle. Rockwall has not appeared on state highway maps in the twentieth century.
Hill County Historical Commission, A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853–1980 (Waco: Texian Press, 1980).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.David Minor, "ROCKWALL, TX (HILL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrr75), accessed February 08, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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