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In 1876 during an international demand for buffalo hides, Charles Rath (1836-1902) founded this town. He opened the Rath, Lee & Reynolds mercantile store. He sold supplies and bought the hides from the buffalo hunters. On one occasion in 1877 ther…
In gratitude to the thousands of men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War, the people of Texas dedicate this highway which runs across our state from the southernmost tip to the northernmost point. It is our hope that all those …
Stonewall County was created in 1876 by the state legislature, but the area was only sparsely settled by cattle ranchers before the turn of the century. About 1900 a number of German families who had been living in southeast Texas relocated to thi…
The Mackenzie Trail was a significant route in Texas history. French explorer Pierre Vial and Spanish explorer Jose Mares used parts of the trail in separate expeditions (1786-88); Captain Randolph B. Marcy (1849), and Robert E. Lee (1856) came th…
Stonewall County Servicemen
Who Gave Their Life for Our Liberty
"Greater love hath no man than this,
That a man lay down his life for his fellow man."
World War I
Dippel, William · Harris, James …
This memorial is gratefully dedicated to those from Stonewall County who served our country in war and peace ensuring freedom into the 21st century and beyond
★ indicates those who gave their lives in service to our country
"Our Lady of Justice" graced the Stonewall County Courthouse from its beginning in 1911, until she was removed from the top of the dome in 1954 and placed on a base where she stood until a new courthouse was erected in 1983.
County Named for Confederate HeroGeneral "Stonewall" Jackson
1824 - 1863
Gen. Barnard E. Bee, a Texan, gave him the famous sobriquet in first Battle of Manassas. Jackson was rallying his men for a charge as other units retreated.…
Explored 1541 on behalf of Spain by Francisco De Coronado. Visited by Texans early as the 1840's. Mapped by U.S. Army expedition of Capt. Randolph Marcy, 1849.
Yielded salt for use of early settlers and hunters. Was site of buffalo hunt…