The county of Somervell, located north-central of the Texas state, was established and organized in 1875. It was named after Alexander Somervell, general of the state. This county has been economically dependent on its nuclear power plant, farming, ranching, and tourism industries; cattle and hay were its primary agricultural products. It also features numerous historical and recreational sites from the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to the Glen Rose Big Rocks Park. It is also home to the Passion play that runs annually from June to October, and the Paluxy Pedal bike ride in October. Moreover, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and American cuisines dominate this county.