The Chisholm Trail Area is where Round Rock was established, it all started where the Chisholm Trail crossed Brushy Creek. The Brushy Creek low water crossing was marked with a round, table-shaped rock that gave the town its name. Later the railroad was extended to a location 3/4 mile away, and commercial activity followed. The area by the station then became known as New Town (now Downtown) and the original settlement as Old Town.
View the historic area Walking Guide.