The Historic Round Rock Collection is a project documenting Round Rock’s history, funded in part with a grant from the Texas Historical Commission.  These pages are adapted from the original 1991 print version.  

Historic sites in the Chisholm Trail area

Historic Properties on Chishom Trail Road
Historic Properties on Chishom Trail Road

Round Rock was first established where the Chisholm Trail crossed Brushy Creek.  The low water crossing was marked with a round, table-shaped rock that gave the town its name.  Later the railroad was extended to a location 3/4 mile away, and commercial activity followed.  The area by the station then became known as New Town (now Downtown) and the original settlement as Old Town. Click image to open a larger map.

Key Address Construction Date
A Awald House 20 Chisholm Trail
Dailey Store 18 Chisholm Trail
ca. 1920
ca. 1920
B Sellstrom House
14 Chisholm Trail/1 Poker Alley
Built between 1853-1864
Additions 1934 and 1971
C St. Charles Hotel
Post Office/Harris Store

8 Chisholm Trail
ca. 1867-1870
ca. 1851-1853
D Harris/Ross House
4 Chisholm Trail
ca. 1849, later additions
E Sansom House
2 Chisholm Trail
pre-1890; probably between 1850-1876
Gutted ca. 1973, enclosed 2006
F Inn at Brushy Creek
1000 N. IH-35
ca. 1850-1862, later additions
G McNabb-Quick House
603 Chisholm Trail
ca. 1853, later additions
H Todd Residence/ Mexican Schoolhouse
716 Chisholm Trail
ca. 1934, demolished 1994
I The Round Rock
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