Round Rock Pop. 71,590 Alt. 720

Taken by James Deford General -

Established in 1850, named for the large round rock in the bed of Brushy Creek. Site of the historic St. Charles Hotel, which was built in 1850. Best known as the site of the killing of notorious outlaw Sam Bass, whom is now buried in Round Rock Cemetery. Bass’s gang plagued stagecoaches, trains and banks in the area and was the object of an intensive chase by the Texas Rangers. An informer warned the Rangers and Round Rock lawmen of a planned raid on a local bank. The Bass gang was ambushed there on July 18th., 1878. Wounded in the gun battle, Bass died two days later.

Palm House Museum & Visitor Center -

Restored home of founding family with authentic furnishings and elegant parlor. Moved to its present location in 1976, this home features exhibits on Round Rock history and its Swedish roots. 212 East Main Street. Open Daily. Call (512) 255-5805

The Purple Sage Elementary School-

Wonderful poems and stories from the local students


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