The town was established April 17 1854 and named after these rock walls. While originally part of Kaufman County in 1873 Rockwall County was formed with Rockwall being the county seat. With the city's fortunate location on Lake Ray Hubbard Hampton Inn Dallas Rockwall Texas guests enjoy an abundance of water sports and recreation. For golf enthusiasts Rockwall has four golf courses two being championship golf courses that have ranges that challenges the skill of all golfers. The city is home to the Dallas Diesel a football team in the North American Football League. Zac Leatherwood is the well-known quarterback in their county that led them to their victory. The city's new Harbor District is within walking distance of the Hampton Inn Dallas Rockwall Texas hotel. The Harbor provides a new 12 screen cinema civic and convention center shops restaurants and offices. The site includes public boardwalks fountains plazas pedestrian walkways and other amenities. This provides opportunities for public activities such as the Concert on the Lake series and other entertainment events. The Harbor provides residents and guests of the Hampton Inn D.
Rockwall hosts 14 marinas and two yacht clubs. Fishing is a major sport on the lake as is sailing and boating. The Bass Pro Shop for those who love the outdoors is also located on Lake Ray Hubbard. Rockwall's parks are designed to accommodate the tennis enthusiast to the biker or walker.