Don’t Mess with “Prehistoric” Texas? Prehistoric, Megalithic Construction in the Lone Star State

Posted by Chris Parker | September 19, 2007 3


by Chris. Parker,, 2007


It would seem that even in “prehistoric” times, things were done in a big way in Texas. In several instances it’s clear that messing with Texas back in the day would have required dealing with a megalithic wall some twenty miles long and with whomever was behind it.

One of the most frequently linked articles on (along with the section on giants) is an article about an ancient, largely buried 20 mile long (3.5 miles x 5.6 miles) wall near Rockwall Texas. In fact that wall, initially discovered around 1852, is the reason Rockwall, Texas is called Rockwall, Texas.

Mainstream archaeologists mostly consider the wall to be a natural formation.

If it is a man made wall, and not simply a natural feature, who in the world built it? It’s obviously not of recent construction—it was largely buried which along with its weathering would suggest that it is of great age.

Also of note, the “technology” required for its construction seems to be above that typically associated with the Native Americans or for that matter the earlier, technologically superior mound builders, who are a mystery all to themselves. It seems clear that a simple hunting and gathering society would not have had the time or excess manpower needed to build such a megalithic structure.

A 1907 New York Times article entitled “Digging for Buried City” reported that Mr. J.E. Hess was excavating around the wall in hopes of locating a buried city. He reported that the wall is made up of regularly sized and shaped native sandstone slabs-  that the wall was buried to a depth of about three feet, and that it was known to be approximately 40 feet high.

As it turns out though, the rockwall at Rockwall wasn’t the only ancient, megalithic 20 mile long wall in Texas. 150 miles away there may have been an even larger construction.

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  • I think we need to find out what this wall really is before anymore houses go up around here. I am looking into the exact location since I live in Rockwall, any more info? Let me know….

  • Steve

    I live here also and agree about the houses. I have been looking for the location of the exposed parts for about 5 years… No luck yet.
    I have been exploring the area using a GPS survey map.
    I’ll share any finds.

  • Steve, the only exposures that I know of are located on private property off Highway 205 north of Rockwall on Ray Cameron’s farm. The latest excavations were backfilled and only a few piles of the stones from that excavation were still visible the last time I visited. The exposure just north of there on the little creek have largely eroded since 1976 when Kenneth Schaar of UT Arlington conducted an investigation with the aid of the local Boy Scout groups. I expected the excavations taking place on 205 for the new housing additions and commercial centers would have hit some more of the wall but if they did nobody said anything. I visited the WalMart site off 66 when it was being built with John Lindsey because of a local resident’s claim they’d hit the wall near the old Wade place. It turned out to be just a section of fractured shale that overlies the walls and the foreman assured us that precautions were being taken not to disturb any wall that might be encountered. Visit the forum at my website for additional info on Rockwall.

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