City of Rockwall


Founded in the 1850s, Rockwall received its name from a stone wall located below the proposed town site. The town served as a business locale for many area farmers in its early years. When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad laid tracks through town in 1886, Rockwall became a shipping point for agricultural products such as cotton, wheat, and corn. The Bankhead Highway was first designated through Rockwall in 1917. Establishment of the route through Texas brought an increase in tourism and auto-related businesses to Rockwall, including numerous gas stations, motels, and tourist courts, including Good Gulf Gasoline and the Paul Snow Ford Motor Company. The close proximity of Rockwall to Dallas, along with the construction of Lake Ray Hubbard in 1971, brought further prosperity to the town. Pick up a brochure at the visitor center to take a walking tour of historic downtown, bring your boat for a sail, or take a sunset stroll along the harbor.

Rockwall Convention and Visitors Bureau
697 I-30 East
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