Rockwall County, Texas

Smallest county. Biggest mystery.

Preserving the past for the future.

Since 1978 the Rockwall County Historical Foundation has been dedicated to preserving the history of Rockwall. Visit the Museum located inside the Bailey House, see a replica of the infamous “rock wall” of Rockwall, or attend the monthly Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series to learn about Rockwall County history. And more!

The Collection & Facilities

The Bailey House

The T. W. Bailey family moved to Rockwall County in the 1880s and became associated with the development of early Rockwall. Originally located at 301 N. Goliad St. in downtown Rockwall, the home was donated to the Foundation for preservation and was relocated to 901 E. Washington St. in 2017.

The Gazebo

The Gazebo on museum grounds makes a lovely, safe and inexpensive venue for weddings.

Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series

RCHF hosts a monthly lecture series of historical interest named in memory of devoted Rockwall Historian Sheri Stodghill. Lectures are held 12:00 – 1:00 PM on the second Friday of each month on the third floor of the old courthouse in downtown Rockwall. Free admission!

Take a peek at some of our exhibits

A replica of the elusive rock wall, created with stones from the discovery site on the farm belonging to W. W. Stodghill.
Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House is considered the oldest house in Rockwall.
Raplh Hall desk
The desk of Ralph Hall.
Inside the Bailey House.