Somervell County, once famous for its countless natural springs and flowing wells, was created from about 200-square miles of the southern portion of Hood County. Formed on March 15, 1875, Somervell County was named in honor of General Alexander Somervell, who fought in the battle of San Jacinto and later served as a Senator in the first Texas Congress.
Texas Utilities began the construction of Squaw Creek Reservoir and the Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station in Somervell County in the early 1970s. Representing much needed tax dollars; this was just what the county had wished for. Using the advise of the Texas Historical Commission and the Somervell County Historical Commission, the courthouse was completely renovated and restored, and professionally landscaped.
The building was rededicated on October 31, 1987. The citizens of Glen Rose and Somervell County have indeed shown a quality of character, combining courage and staying power. Glen Rose, population 2,400, is one of the premier locations for living the "Rural American Life Style."
Glen Rose is the Threshold of the infamous "Texas Hill Country." The City of Glen Rose is the only city in Somervell County. Somervell County is the second smallest county in Texas. However, our location is in the Fort Worth metropolitan region that represents a 1.1 million-area population for shopping, services, culture, business and leisure.
Glen Rose, Texas real estate is small tracks, residential lots in town as well as larger tracks for those interested in livestock. You will have difficulty finding more scenic Texas real estate for sale than that listing for sale in Glen Rose.
For more information on Glen Rose properties for sale look contact our office at:
Coldwell Banker United Realty Professionals
817.579.5355 or 800.949.5355
5310 E Hwy 377 Granbury, Texas