Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas covering 147 square miles. The county's first residents were Caddo Indians and later Creek Indians came in. The 1st Anglo-Americans arrived in 1840's. The history of The Rock Wall of Rockwall County began in 1850's with farmer's digging wells and they found a rock wall that stretched across Rockwall County. The folk lores of early residents say it was built by prehistoric residents.
Rockwall County was founded in 1836 and it actually began as a part of Nacogdoches County, when Texas joined the Union in 1845 and Rockwall was then included in Henderson County, then Kaufman County in 1847 and finally became what is now known as Rockwall County in 1873.
In the last of the 20th Century, due to being bordered by Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall County changed from a agricultural community to a highly sought after residential community. In 2016, Rockwall County was named the richest county in Texas. In 2012, Rockwall was the fastest growing in retail communities. Rockwall County strives to balance offering open land and small town feeling while bringing the conveniences of the larger communities. Rockwall offers lake-side living, small town tight-night feeling, and convenience of shopping and entertainment.
Rockwall County includes the cities of:
There are two main School Districts that cover Rockwall County:
School District Maps
* Rockwall County updates their District Maps regularly. Please check their website for regular update
Rockwall County Law Enforcement Departments
- Rockwall County Sheriff's Department
- City of Rockwall Police
- Royse City Police Department
- Rowlett Police Department
- Wylie Police Department
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Texas Parks and Wildlife
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