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Mysterious Rock Wall of Rockwall

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Rockwall, Texas

First uncovered in 1852, the rock wall that runs beneath this part of Texas was so baffling and well-known that both the county and town were named for it. The perfectly stacked-and-shaped rocks appear to be fashioned and mortared by human hands, but various scientists over the years have insisted that they're natural sandstone dikes. Others have compromised, suggesting that the "wall" is natural but that it may have been modified by a civilization so ancient that the entire structure was subsequently buried over centuries of time.

Part of the wall was excavated as a tourist attraction during the 1936 Texas Centennial. Another small section was dug up and reassembled behind the Rockwall County Historical Foundation building. It's the only part that's currently viewable to the general public, but apparently there's a lot more wall still underground.

Mysterious Rock Wall of Rockwall

Rockwall County Historical Foundation

Address:
901 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX
Directions:
Rockwall County Historical Foundation. From Rockwall drive north on TX-205 for about two miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto W. Washington St. Drive three-quarters of a mile. On the left you'll see a small white building with an old windmill next to it. Turn left into the parking lot. The small wall section is behind the white building, next to the old well and windmill.
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