The One Place Near Dallas – Fort Worth That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Ever wonder where the suburb northeast of Dallas known as Rockwall got its name? Most people don’t even think twice about the city’s origins, but in 1852 a strange discovery was made. Locals had found naturally-jointed geological formation, and it had the appearance of being completely man made. This jaw-dropping place has had people talking ever since.

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This home video by Matthew Warlick from an 1998 excavation dig of the wall provides additional insight:

The Rockwall museum is located at 901 E. Washington St. in Rockwall. It houses an expansive collection of furnishings, photographs and artifacts from the county of Rockwall dating back to the 1840s. It is open from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Have you seen the rock wall or pieces of it on display in the city, and if so, what are your thoughts about it? We’d love to hear your comments on this mid-1850s discovery.