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Somervell County, Texas

US county information
NameSomervell County
StateTexas
SeatGlen Rose
US Area
Total Area192 sq mi (497.3 km2)
Land Area187 sq mi (484.3 km2)
Water Area5 sq mi (13 km2)
Population6809 (2000)
Density6/km2 (15.5/sq mi)
Founded1875

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Somervell County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau 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 micropolitan area.


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