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GLEN ROSE, TEXAS

Somervell County Seat, North Central Texas
US 67 and Hwy 144
17 miles S of Granbury
52 miles SW of Fort Worth

Population 6809 (2000)

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Historic Glen Rose Attractions & Destinations
Limestone Structures, Dinosaur Tracks, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Museums & more

Glen Rose TX - Somervell County Courthouse
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Somervell County Courthouse

Glen Rose Courthouse Square

The courthouse square, much like the Courthouse building, is modest in size. The two most notable buildings on the square are the First National Bank Building and the Campbell Building.

The courthouse square has been a popular gathering place for Somervell residents since the late 1880's. Back before cars and grocery stores, farmers would bring stock animals and other goods to the square to sell. That tradition is still alive and well today. Local farmers continue to bring fresh fruits, vegetables, and other items to the town square for sale. They set up on the west side of the square where there are benches and plenty of shade provided by old pecan trees. Both the farmers tasty offerings and the conversation are refreshingly unique. - Sam Fenstermacher

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Somervell County Jail, Glen Rose TX
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Somervell County Jail
Glen Rose TX - Barnards of Brazos Monument
Barnards of Brazos Monument. More Texas Statues
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Glen Rose, TX - First National Bank Building, Somervell County Heritage Center
First National Bank Building
Somervell County Heritage Center
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
First National Bank Building
Native limestone structure built in 1896 by A. P. Humphreys. First served as a saloon. Upstairs hall hosted dances, socials, and stage shows. Building's second purpose was as First National Bank building, est. 1902. In 1917 the bank was the scene of a robbery and the shooting of a bandit. Modern day home of the Somervell County Heritage Center. - Sam Fenstermacher

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Glen Rose, TX - First
First National Bank Building historical marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Glen Rose TX- Captain J. J. Farr House
Captain J. J. Farr House
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Glen Rose TX- Captain J. J. Farr House information
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Glen Rose TX - Historic Ice House
Historic Ice House
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Glen Rose TX - Historic Ice House information
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Glen Rose TX - Dinosaur tracks
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Dinosaur Valley State Park
113 million year old Dinosaur Tracks in the Paluxy River bed.
Glen Rose TX - Dinosaur Tracks Historical Marker
Dinosaur Tracks Historical Marker
on courthouse square, Vernon & Elm St.
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Historical Marker Text

Dinosaur Tracks

Formed 100,000,000 years ago, tracks of 3 kinds of dinosaurs are preserved in the limestone below Paluxy River. Types include Acrocanthosaurus (a meat-eater), Camptosaurus (plant-eater who left 3-toed bird-like tracks), and Pleurocoelus (a plant-eater who made huge 5-toed prints).

For years following their discovery (about 1910), the tracks remained a novelty. When Paluxy River ran low, farmers caught catfish stranded in them.

Excavations by a prominent museum and several universities in 1938 brought the tracks to the attention of the world
.
(1970)
Glen Rose Texas - Somervell County Museum Dinosaur Tracks
Somervell County Museum Dinosaur Tracks
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More Glen Rose, Texas Attractions
  • The Promise: Musical drama of the life of Christ. Evening performances every Friday & Saturday, June through October. 800-687-2661 www.thepromiseglenrose.com
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: A 9.5 mile scenic wildlife drive to see exotic and endangered animals. 254-897-2960 www.fossilrim.org
  • Barnard's Mill Art Museum: Part of historic Barnard's Mill, the first permanent structure in this area. Collection features works by Amy Miears Jackson, Robert Summers, Jack Bryant, R. Kleinfelder, Morris Henry Hobbs, and many others. Open Saturday and Sunday. Admission free. 817-897-2286
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  • Barnard's Mill
    Early Texas gristmill constructed in 1860 by Charles Barnard. The original mill was a three story building constructed of stone and built like a fort to withstand Indian attacks. For years, town social events were held on the third floor. A cotton gin annex was added in 1895. In the 1940's a one-story hospital wing was built and a second story added to the existing cotton gin annex. These building served as a hospital from 1943 to 1971. Today, the three story mill building and cotton gin annex are the private residence of Richard H. Moore, Jr. The hospital wing added in the 1940's today houses the Barnard's Mill Art Museum. -
    Sam Fenstermacher
    Glen Rose TX - Dinosaur Valley Lanham Mill Schoolhouse
    Dinosaur Valley Lanham Mill Schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Glen Rose TX - Dinosaur Valley Lanham Mill Schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
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    Glen Rose TX - Big Rocks Park
    Glen Rose Big Rocks Park
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Glen Hotel. More Rooms with a Past
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    Glen Rose TX - Masonic Lodge
    Glen Rose Masonic Lodge. More Texas Lodges
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    Glen Rose TX Old Feed Mill Still Operating
    Old Feed Mill. More Texas Stores
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    Glen Rose High School Tiger Stadium sign, Texas
    Glen Rose High School Tiger Stadium sign
    Photo courtesy
    James Feagin, Oct. 2002
    Chalk Mountain Masonic Lodge
    Chalk Mountain
    Photo courtesy Sam Fenstermacher
    Glen Rose Texas TownHall
    Glen Rose City Hall
    Photo Courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey
    People
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  • Bigfoot Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 9-1-10
  • Glen Rose, Texas water tower before thunderstorm
    Glen Rose water tower before thunderstorm
    Photo courtesy James Feagin, Oct. 2002
    Glen Rose TX - Old Rock Closed Gas Station
    An old rock gas station. More Texas Gas Stations
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    Glen Rose Nearby Towns & Ghost Towns
  • Chalk Mountain - Ghost town
    12 miles west of Glen Rose on Erath County Road 198.
  • Stephenville - 31 miles W on US 67
  • Granbury - 17 miles N on Hwy 144
  • Meridian - 23 miles S on Hwy 144
  • Hico - 12 miles S on US 67, then 14 miles S on Hwy 220
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