Somervell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 6,809. Its county seat is Glen Rose. The county is named for Alexander Somervell, Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. The county contains the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station, one of two nuclear power plants in Texas.

Somervell County is part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Dallas–Fort Worth Combined Statistical Area.


Somervell County Facts


Somervell County Profile  from the County Information Project of the Texas Association of Counties.

Somervell County Quick Facts  from the U.S. Census Bureau.
To locate information for the State of Texas and other counties, visit U.S. Census – Texas Quickfacts.

Community Profiles  from the Texas Department of Economic Development. Search by county, community, or region.

Interactive Census 2000 Map from the County Information Project. Move your cursor over a county to see the data. County Comparision  using six basic variables such as population, geographic size, tax data, county road miles, etc. A special function allows you to look at the data for your county and those counties around you.

Somervell County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Somervell County Genealogy  from the Texas GenWeb & US GenWeb Projects.


Information on Other Counties and Places


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Texas County Locator – Want to know where a county is located? Try this interactive map from the County Information Project!

Texas County Map – A PDF map of the state with the county boundaries and names.

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