Paint Rock is a town in and the county seat of Concho County, Texas, United States.The population was 320 at the 2000 census.
The town's name comes from Indian pictographs painted on cliffs overlooking the nearbyConcho River. These pictographs cover nearly half a mile upstream from the town of Paint Rock. Some of the pictures painted on the rocks include animals, human figures, and handprints.
The Concho County Courthouse in Paint Rock
Location of Paint Rock, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°30′28″N 99°55′24″W|
Paint Rock is located at (31.507777, -99.923277).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.
A chapter titled, "An Episode of Paint Rock" is devoted to the town in the 1895 book, "A Lone Star Bo-Peep, and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life" written by Howard Seely.The chapter chronicles the week of May 5, 1883 in Paint Rock and features several local residents in the text.
The Town of Paint Rock is served by the Paint Rock Independent School District.