May is National Preservation Month, when local preservation and civic organizations spotlight their preservation programs and heritage tourism. The City of Round Rock will be honoring the community’s rich history virtually this year by gathering historic images from the public and sharing information via the City’s social media channels.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate Round Rock’s history:
Learn about Round Rock’s history
Round Rock’s unique history is told through its founding settlement where a stagecoach route crossed Brushy Creek in the area known as “Old Town” and its later commercial growth around a railroad stop in the current Downtown area, which was known as “New Town.” Learn more about Round Rock’s unique history and historic places at roundrocktexas.gov/historicpreservation.
Nominate Local Legends
We need your help in nominating the people who have had a positive and lasting impact on the culture, development and history of Round Rock for the annual Local Legend Awards. Nominations for the 2020 awards are due May 29. Selection criteria, nomination form and instructions are available at roundrocktexas.gov/locallegends.
Support Round Rock Preservation
The Stagecoach Inn was moved over the weekend of April 27-29 to its new perch on Brushy Creek along Chisholm Trail. Since 1848, it sat at what is now 901 RM 620, a location that sits in the path of the realignment of RM 620. Non-profit Round Rock Preservation is now working to restore the building using private donations. To learn more about the project and to learn how to support the restoration of the Stagecoach Inn, visit rrpreservation.org.
Share your images
The City of Round Rock is currently collecting historic images from the community to continue documenting and sharing our city’s history. Images should be from before 1980 and show the historic character of buildings, structures or sites. Please use the form below to upload your images or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.