The Round Rock

The Round Rock (HMGK4)

Location: Round Rock, TX 78681 Williamson County
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N 30° 30.785', W 97° 41.368'

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A guide for Indians and early settlers, this table-shaped stone in the middle of Brushy Creek once marked an important low-water wagon crossing. Hundered-year-old wheel ruts are still visible in the creek bottom. The rocky stream bed also provided building stone for pioneer homes. "Brushy Creek" post office was established in 1851 to serve the settlement that grew up near this natural ford. At the urging of postmaster Thomas C. Oatts, it was renamed "Round Rock" in 1854. This name was retained when the town relocated along the railroad (1 mi. E) in 1877.
HM NumberHMGK4
Marker Number9330
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 625747 N 3376371
Decimal Degrees30.51308333, -97.68946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 30.785', W 97° 41.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 30' 47.10" N, 97° 41' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock TX 78681, US
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