In my previous post, Outlaw Station in Glen Rose is Astonishing | Abandoned Texas I disclosed the history, location, and geological significance of an abandoned outlaw station in Glen Rose. This station, as well as some other buildings, were built with 100 million-year-old petrified wood and they are glorious. Where and what are some of the other buildings? Let’s explore The Stunning Petrified Wood of Glen Rose, TX.
Petrified Wood in Glen Rose
Stonemasons used petrified wood, found all over the area of Glen Rose, to build walls, fountains, garden walls, gas stations, and houses for local residents. There are still around 40 remaining structures built from this time period to be discovered and appreciated by geologists, fossil hunters, history lovers, and Texans.
Petrified Wood is not really wood but a fossil. Crystals such as quartz, citrine, amethyst and other are usually found inside the cavities of petrified wood. I love seeing the spectacular colors of petrified wood.
The Stunning Petrified Wood of Glen Rose, TX
# 1 Abandoned Rivercrest
#2 Abandoned Petrified Rivercrest House
In the early 1920s, this town had become known as “The Petrified City.” Many residents were trying to incorporate, add to, or repair their house with stone logs, stumps, and other wood pieces to be more “Glen Rosian.” Having the look of a prehistoric stone building was all the rage.
#3 Old Historical Jail Petrified
#4 Star-Shaped Fountain in the Courthouse Square
#5 The Courthouse Square Bandstand Next to the Star-Shaped Fountain
#6 Preserved Dinosaur Footprint
#7 Fossils such as Quartz-Petrified Objects
#8 Downtown Historical Walls Petrified
#9 Glen Rose Home
#10 Another Glen Rose Home
#11 Abandoned Rivercrest Abandoned House
Stonemasons used petrified wood, found all over the area, to build walls, fountains, garden walls, gas stations, and houses for the residents of Glen Rose.
#12 Another Abandoned Building
#13 Another Abandoned Glen Rose House
#14 Another Petrified Wood Home
Aren’t these petrified wood structures amazing historical works of art? To see them in real life is like visiting a museum, learning about history, and seeing art. It’s a geological paradise!!
#15 Abandoned Outlaw Station
#16 Fossil Hunters Heaven
A Geological Paradise
The Stunning Petrified Wood, Glen Rose, TX
Aren’t these petrified wood structures amazing historical works of art? To see them in real life is like visiting a museum, learning about history and seeing art. It’s a geological paradise!! If you visit Glen Rose, also check out the Big Rocks and the Abandoned Outlaw Station!