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Rockwall County, Texas

Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas and features rolling prairie with mostly blackland soil and contains Lake Ray Hubbard. Local economy consists of industrial employment, Dallas metro area and residential development.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.4M
Lowest Price $425K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 32
Avg. Price/SQFT $560

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Where is Rockwall County, Texas?

  • Rockwall County is on the Blackland Prairies of north central Texas at 32°55' north latitude and 96°25' west longitude, twenty-five miles northeast of Dallas. Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas. Its 147 square miles of flat, undulating, and gently rolling prairie ranges in elevation from 390 to 620 feet above sea level.
  • At 149 square miles, Rockwall County has the smallest area of any Texas county. Per the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, its population was 104,915 in 2019. The county and city are named for a wall-like subterranean rock formation that runs throughout the county. Rockwall County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area. It was one of the top 25 fastest-growing counties in the U.S. in 2010. Rockwall County is listed as the sixth-wealthiest county in Texas.

  • The greater part of Rockwall County is a treeless prairie, although there was once heavy timber along the East Fork of the Trinity River. Along the creeks and in the bottoms there are a variety of hard and softwood trees, including bois d'arc, elm, oak, mesquite, and pecan. In the eastern part of the county grow tall bunch grasses, while shorter grasses are found to the west.

Adjacent Counties 

  • Collin County (north)
  • Hunt County (east)
  • Kaufman County (south)
  • Dallas County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Rockwall County 

  • Harry Myers Park is located on E. Washington about .5 miles away from Downtown Rockwall. They have multiple entrances to the park. One will lead you to the Harry Myers Community Center, the pickle ball courts, Harry Myers Pool, Blaine Thompson Gazebo, and Harry Myers Dog Park. The other one will lead you to the Harry Myers Baseball Fields, and West Pavilion. The last one will take you to the Splash Pad, our East Pavilion, and the Butterfly Garden.

  • Squabble Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockwall, Texas that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers several activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Farming and Ranching in Rockwall County 

  • The growing season is 236 days, with an average annual precipitation of 38.68 inches. The temperature ranges from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 34° in January. There are no mineral resources, except for a small amount of native stone.
  • In 2002 the county had 385 farms and ranches covering 46,419 acres, 54 percent of which were devoted to crops and 42 percent to pasture. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $2,999,000, with livestock sales accounting for $1,945,000 of that total. Small grains, cattle, horticulture, and horses were the chief agricultural products.

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