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Glen Rose

Somervell County,


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The Dinosaur Capital of Texas

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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.

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Glen Rose location: about 55 miles southwest of Fort Worth

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Glen Rose history:

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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Glen Rose attractions:

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

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