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McLennan County was established by the Texas legislature on January 22, 1850, and named for Neil McLennan, one of the early settlers. The county government was organized in August 1850 with Waco as its county seat.
The completion of the Waco Suspension Bridge in 1870 provided a reliable means of crossing the Brazos River and made Waco a major center for trade. The Waco and Northwestern Railroad passed through Waco in 1872, laying track from Bremond to Ross and thereby giving McLennan County access to markets through the Houston and Texas Central.
Cotton was the dominant feature of McLennan County agriculture from the 1880s to the 1950s. As the cotton market recovered after Reconstruction, farmers new to the McLennan County area began cultivating the black, waxy soil in the eastern sections and found that cotton grew well there.

Cities and Towns

Bellmead
Beverly Hills
Bruceville-Eddy
China Spring (unincorporated)
Crawford
Elm Mott (unincorporated)
Gholson
Golinda

Hallsburg
Hewitt
Lacy Lakeview
Leroy
Lorena
Mart
McGregor
Moody
Riesel
Robinson
Ross
Valley Mills
Waco
West
Woodway

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Surrounding Counties

Hill County (north)

Limestone County (east)

Falls County (southeast)

Bell County (south)

Coryell County (southwest)

Bosque County (northwest)

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