This website is available for adoption.
If you are interested in maintaining the site, contact the TXGenWeb State Coordinator.
Welcome to Somervell County
March 13, 1875
Parent County: Hood, Johnson
County Seat: Glen Rose
temporary Somervell County Coordinator:
Photo by William Beauchamp
Charles Barnard had a trading
post and grist mill on the Paluxy River in the 1860's called
As the community came into the 1870's this trading
center for Indians, buffalo hunters, and early pioneers began to
fade, so Barnard sold his business to Major T. C. Jordan about 1871. From this property Jordan founded the present site of Glen Rose,
dividing it into blocks and lots with streets. He donated the public
square and started the building of a courthouse after the county was
established in 1875.
The county was named for
Alexander Somervell. commander of the Somervell
Courthouse photos and History
Please send any Somervell records you might
have to the county coordinator
New additions are appreciated so much!
Submitters retain all copyright!
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, TX
Fort Tours Map
for Somervell Co. TX
If you're interested in adopting a
TXGenWeb County, please see this page:
Orphan Counties of
All TXGenWeb Counties
TXGenWeb County Index
TXGenWeb State Coordinator
There have been
visitors to this site since Sept. 2007
| HOME |
MILITARY | OBITUARIES |
| VITALS |