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Glen Rose Hotels

 


RAINBOW, TEXAS

Somervell County, Central Texas North

32 15' 56" N, 97 42' 51" W (32.265556, -97.714167)
Farm Road 200
4 miles NE of Glen Rose
Population: 76 est. (2010, 2000)

Rainbow, Texas Area Hotels > Glen Rose Hotels
Brazos River bridge and Rainbow country scene

Crossing the Brazos at Rainbow
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003

Rainbow, Texas History

"... Among the first settlers was William Porter, who established a school in the late 1860s; for several decades the area was referred to as the Porter school district. By the 1890s a community had developed, and the residents requested a post office. When the townspeople gathered to name the community a thunderstorm broke out, followed by a rainbow. The residents, struck by the beauty of the rainbow, named their town after it...." From The Handbook of Texas Online, see
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/RR/hnr4.html
Brazos River Bridge, Rainbow, Texas

The Brazos River Bridge
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003

Rainbow, Texas Baptist Church

The Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003

The Rainbow post office
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003


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Rainbow, Texas Nearby Towns:
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