Limestone County was created in 1846, with it's county seat being Groesbeck. Limestone County is in Central Texas about thirty miles due east of Waco. Mexia, its largest community, is approximately eighty miles south of Dallas. The land, on the divide between the Brazos and Trinity rivers, is drained by the Navasota River and its tributaries, which split the county in two. Bodies of water include Lake Mexia, Springfield Lake, and Lake Limestone. The area that became Limestone County was home to the Tawakoni, or Tehuacana, and Waco Indians. These were primarily agrarian people friendly to the whites who settled there. Tehuacana, in northeastern Limestone County, is on an old Indian village site. Groesbeck, the second largest town and the county seat, had 4,223 residents in 2014. With varied manufacturing, agribusiness, power generation, and mining, the town is still a focus of the county. It has a hospital, nursing homes, the Maffett Memorial Library, The Groesbeck Journal, Fort Parker State Recreation Area, and the Limestone County Historical Museum. Groesbeck also hosts several special county events, including the Red Stocking Follies and the Arts and Crafts Fest in March, the Youth Stock Show in April, the Fiddle Festival in May, and the County Fair. At Tehuacana are Texas Hall at the old Trinity University campus and Booker T. Washington Emancipation Proclamation Park. Recreation and tourism are important in the economic life of the county. However, the area is still predominantly ranch and farm country.
County Website http://www.co.limestone.tx.us
Appraisal District http://www.limestonecad.com
Fort Parker State Park http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/fort-parker
Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site http://www.thc.state.tx.us/historic-sites/confeder...
Lake Limestone http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/l...
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