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Established: March 13, 1875
Parent County: Hood, Johnson
County Seat: Glen Rose
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Vicki Shaffer


Photo by Vicki Shaffer 2009

Charles Barnard had a trading post and grist mill on the Paluxy River in the 1860's called Barnard's Mill.

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 Expedition.

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Somervell County Texas Vital Records
Somervell Co & District Clerk
107 NE Vernon Street -
P.O. Box 1098
Glen Rose, TX 76043-1098
254 897-4427 Fax 254-897-3233

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clerk@glenrose.org

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, TX

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Surrounding Counties:
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north
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Erath
west
SOMERVELL Johnson
east
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south
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