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Glen Rose
Somervell County, Texas


The Dinosaur Capital of Texas

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Glen Rose is approximately 2,500 (2000), 2444 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 977 (1990), 878 (2010).
The amount of land area in Glen Rose is 5.636 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.009 sq kilometers.
The distance from Glen Rose to Washington DC is 1294 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 132 miles. (as the crow flies)
Glen Rose is positioned 32.23 degrees north of the equator and 97.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about 55 miles southwest of Fort Worth
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History & History Related Items

settled in 1849, Glen Rose was first a trading post. It's site, at the Paluxy and the Brazos Rivers, helped the area grow. Local limestone riverbeds have the tracks of dinosaurs from millions of years ago. The town, itself, was named by Mrs. T.C. Jordan in 1872. Previously, it was known as Barnard's Mill for Charles Barnard, an early settler in the county. Mrs. Jordan named is Glen Rose because the glen and wild roses near her home there reminded her of her Scottish homeland.

By 1900, the area had become a popular recreation area. The scenic area also had a draw in the sulphur water wells.

Quite a bit of historical information may be found at this site
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Here is an attractions page for Glen Rose

Creation Evidences Museum
P.O. Box 309
Glen Rose, Texas 76043-0309
Phone (254) 897-3200
Fax: (254) 897-3100
For a scientific look at the creation through archaeological excavations.

Dinosaur Valley State Park
P.O. Box 396
Park Road 59, off FM 205
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
Phone: 254-897-4588
Toll-free: 800-792-1112 (Statewide Park info)
This park has over 1500 acres and is along the Paluxy River. It opened to the public in 1972.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 2189
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-2960

More information about Glen Rose.
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Glen Rose City Government

City of Glen Rose
Glen Rose is a Type A General-Law city.

Glen Rose Chamber

Glen Rose-Somervell County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 605
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-2286
Fax: 254-897-7670

Glen Rose Community News

2004, January
Glen Rose Author - Luther Butler
The novel, The Mysterious Valley, by Luther Butler is set in Glen Rose, Texas.
Bold and mysterious, the Montana cowboy, Douglas McGarret, drove into the Paluxy River Valley without knowing the dangers facing him. Caught up in a vicious web, he cast aside all previous training to become a part of the Texas hill people. Was his love for Nelda Jean McCoy great enough to cause him to kill a traitorous Texas Ranger? Hidden deep within their minds, the people of Glen Rose, Texas still talk about who killed one of their own who turned traitor. Read Mysterious Valley to determine if it was the Montana Man who pulled the shotgun trigger. This book catches the clear waters of the Paluxy River at their best. Taste the limestone water and learn about the secret trade that made Glen Rose the target of Ma Ferguson and the Texas Rangers!
Author's comments. In 1985, I took a course on Folklore taught by Dr. Sue McGinity at Tarleton State University. One of my projects was to interview people who had been involved in the moonshining business at Glen Rose, Texas in the roaring '20s. The story of the Glen Rose resident who shot the Texas Ranger kept being mentioned. From this folklore, I came up with The Mysterious Valley. Glen Rose is now a tourist Mecca, so if you come to Texas, be sure to visit this beautiful city in the Texas hills.

Glen Rose Organizations

Glen Rose-Somervell County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 605
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-2286
Fax: 254-897-7670

Glen Rose Schools

Glen Rose ISD
1102 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 2129
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
Phone: 254-897-2517 Glen Rose


The population of Glen Rose was:
1990 - 1,949
2000 - 2,500

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