The “Round Rock” In Round Rock
Welcome to Round Rock, Texas. Named after an actual "Round Rock".
This "Round Rock" goes all the way back to the legendary "Chisholm Trail" and the days before the Civil War. It marked a low water crossing mark that settlers and cattlemen on the trail could use for navigation. It's said that in 1854, a postmaster suggested they change the name of the town from "Brushy Creek" to "Round Rock".
The crossing at Round Rock made it onto Jesse Chisholm's map as he drove cattle through the area all the way up to Kansas on the "Chisholm Trail". Linda Burns, who's video above shows off the stone, says the historic portion of the the city known as "Old Town" features many of the old buildings from long ago that have been preserved.
Betty Saenz posted this awesome virtual tour of those historic buildings.