Rockwall was founded in 1854 and is the County Seat of Rockwall County. Rockwall is approximately 22 miles east of downtown Dallas on Interstate 30 with a population of just over 25,000. Rockwall has an advantage of being near the Dallas Metroplex without losing its rural atmosphere, and proudly maintains one of the highest-ranking school systems and one of the lowest tax rates within the State of Texas.
Situated on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, residents can enjoy exceptional fishing, boating, and sailing, in addition to the 330 acres of parkland and dedicated natural open space, 2 community pools, three golf courses, and an award winning Parks and Recreation Program.
There are four marinas, three public boat ramps, and a yacht club famous for sailing regattas. Rockwall also offers several choices in cultural arts. Musical groups include the Lakeside Singers, the Hubbard Chamber Music Series, and the City of Rockwall Parks & Recreation Concert by the Lake Series . The Rockwall Community Playhouse also performs regularly. Churches of various denominations, service clubs, and charitable organizations are also an intricate part of the Rockwall community.
Rockwall has the distinction of being the smallest county in Texas but one of the fastest growing counties in the United States . The history behind Rockwall’s name is filled with great speculation. While trying to dig water wells in 1851, settlers discovered an underground rock wall. Because of its man-made appearance, there has been much discussion about how the wall came into existence. Settlers believed it was a man-made barrier defining territory. Geologists believe it is the result of weather sand dikes formed along the Balcones Fault line. There is still evidence of the rock wall system which out crops at several points within the county.
In 1980, the population of Rockwall was 5,939. Today, the population has reached over 30,000. The once rural community is attracting families from Dallas and beyond to this scenic, lakeside town.
In 2002, The City of Rockwall completed construction of a new City Hall, Senior Citizen / Community Center, Police Department and Municipal Court facility, adding an additional 46,000 square feet of office space. For more information about the City of Rockwall go to www.rockwall.com