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Limestone County Texas

Limestone County was formed from Robertson County on April 11, 1846, with Springfield, population 120, as the county seat. The organization of the county was completed on August 18, 1846, with the election of county officials. Limestone County originally included all the land between the Brazos and Trinity Rivers on the east and west, and the land north of Robertson County to Navarro County.    

In 1848 part of northern and western Limestone County was taken to form McLennan and Falls counties, and in 1850 part of the eastern section was taken to form part of Freestone County. The boundaries were changed to their present form on November 2, 1866. In 1873, the courthouse burned and after the Houston and Texas Central Railway bypassed Springfield, an election was ordered and Groesbeck became the county seat.

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LIMESTONE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Groesbeck (county seat) * Mexia * Coolidge * Kosse * Tehuacana * Thornton * Ben Hur * Buffalo Mop
* Forest Glade * Prairie Hill * Springfield (Ghost Town) *
* Victoria (Not to be confused with Victoria, Texas in Victoria County) *

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Website Updates:
Apr 2018: Marriage News: AUBREY, GRAHAM; Community News: Trinity University open, CASTLEMAN, ADAMS
Feb 2018: Military: 1881 Texas Revolution Death Roll, 1881 Texas Revolution Veterans List
Jan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly; Marriage News: WHITE, LANG; Visiting News: SHEDFORD; Weather News
May 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
 
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Surrounding Counties

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* Freestone County (northeast)

* Leon County (southeast)

* Robertson County (south)

* Falls County (southwest)

* McLennan County (west)

* Hill County (northwest)

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