Rockwall County Courthouse
Rockwall, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 2011
Architect - Brinkley & Sargent
Photos: Robert Deering 6/18/2016
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1873

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Same as the town of Rockwall.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Rockwall

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Several farmers were digging a well in 1851 when they discovered a subterranean rock wall or diker that crossed the county and occasionally appeared at ground level. Although scientific analysis indicated that the wall is a natural geological formation, folk tales persist that it was built by prehistoric natives. When it was surveyed and laid out in 1854 the town of Rockwall was named for the curious rock formation.

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1878, 1892, 1940, and 2011

STANDING: Two -

  • 1940 Modern building
  • 2011 Modern design with central dome
 
 
 
1892 Courthouse

1940 Courthouse
 
 
 

 
       
     

 

Rockwall County Courthouse
Rockwall, Texas

 
 Completed - 1940
Architect - Voelcker & Dixon
Photos: Robert Deering 8/29/2001

         
         
   
 

Downtown Rockwall with 1940 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 6/18/2016

 
1940 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1940

1940 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974

 

Rockwall, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering 8/29/2001


First Baptist Church of Rockwall

First Christian Church of Rockwall