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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Limestone County, Texas

Clickable Map of Limestone County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Limestone County, TX (40) Falls County, TX (27) Freestone County, TX (38) Hill County, TX (71) Leon County, TX (18) McLennan County, TX (164) Navarro County, TX (105) Robertson County, TX (54)  LimestoneCounty(40) Limestone County (40)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  FreestoneCounty(38) Freestone County (38)  HillCounty(71) Hill County (71)  LeonCounty(18) Leon County (18)  McLennanCounty(164) McLennan County (164)  NavarroCounty(105) Navarro County (105)  RobertsonCounty(54) Robertson County (54)
Groesbeck is the county seat for Limestone County
Adjacent to Limestone County, Texas
      Falls County (27)  
      Freestone County (38)  
      Hill County (71)  
      Leon County (18)  
      McLennan County (164)  
      Navarro County (105)  
      Robertson County (54)  
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1 Texas, Limestone County, Coolidge — 15496 — Armour Cemetery
Established in 1878, this burial ground served the former community of Armour. The cemetery is located on property deeded by community founder, James Armour (d. 1896). For school, church and burial purposes. James Armour was born in 1825 in Jackson . . . Map (db m92125) HM
2 Texas, Limestone County, Coolidge — 17714 — Munger Community
In 1854, Ten Labors of Land (1770 acres) were surveyed in Limestone County for Jonathan Scott. In 1872, Henry Martin Munger moved his family from Rutersville (Fayette Co.) to Mexia. There he opened a lumberyard, planing mill, flour mill, grist mill . . . Map (db m92941) HM
3 Texas, Limestone County, Coolidge — 5601 — United Methodist Church of Coolidge
A pioneer church, organized in the Armour community, about two miles to the west, on April 10, 1873, when this area was still thinly-settled. Charter members were John and Caroline Askew, A. J. Moore, Leona Waddell, and George Walker. The original . . . Map (db m92137) HM
4 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 1636 — First Baptist Church of Groesbeck
When Groesbeck was founded in 1871, on Houston & Texas Central Railroad, Old Springfield (5 mi. NW) was bypassed. Some Baptists from the church founded there in 1846 moved here. Visited by William Carey Crane, J.B. Link, Z.N. Morrell and other . . . Map (db m164699) HM
5 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 1757 — First Methodist Church of Groesbeck
The Rev. Mordecai Yell conducted the first Methodist worship services in Groesbeck in 1871, the year this congregation was founded. Early worship services were held in a community building on N. Waco Street until the first sanctuary was completed . . . Map (db m164698) HM
6 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — Fort Parker
Built 1834 for protection from Indians. Named for leaders who brought First Predestinarian Baptist Church body to Texas. Elder Daniel Parker, his father, Elder John, brothers Jas. W., Benjamin, Silas, John. Also here were Kellogg, Frost, Nixon, . . . Map (db m166812) HM WM
7 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 2002 — Fort Parker Memorial Park
Site of the grave of victims of the massacre at Fort Parker by Comanche and Kiowa Indians on May 19, 1836, in which Cynthia Ann Parker and others were captured. The trunk of the oak tree under which they were buried still stands, and the grave . . . Map (db m159048) HM
8 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 13716 — Groesbeck Independent School District
Developers established the town of Groesbeck in February 1871, and Groesbeck College opened two months later on Trinity Street. Education for African American children dates from 1881, when trustees bought an acre of land adjacent to the Lone Star . . . Map (db m164700) HM
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9 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 2522 — Home County of Lafayette Lumpkin Foster(Member of the first Railroad Commission of Texas)
A state representative, 1885-1886; Speaker of the House, 1885-1886. President of Texas A. & M., 1898-1901. Appointed by Gov. James S. Hogg to newly-formed commission, created to regulate shipping rates and practices. In his term, 1891-1895, . . . Map (db m164694) HM
10 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 12031 — Limestone County Courthouse
Limestone County was established in 1846. Springfield served as the first county seat, but geographic boundary changes and the burning of the Springfield Courthouse led to the designation of Groesbeck as the county seat in December 1873. Three . . . Map (db m164697) HM
11 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — Limestone County Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the heroes of Limestone County who gave their lives in defense of their country in the World War Erected by Sim B. Ashburn Post No. 88 American Legion Nov. 11. 1929Map (db m164696) HM
12 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 5937 — Mrs. C.D. Kelly(Zada Jane Sanders Kelly, 1881 - 1968)
Daughter of local pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cull Sanders, and graduate of Kidd - Key College. Married C.D. Kelly in 1910. A Groesbeck Club Woman; served as treasurer, Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, when State Headquarters were being built in . . . Map (db m159055) HM
13 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — Old Fort Parker
The stockade-blockhouse fortress that you see here today is a replica of the original fort built in 1834 by eight or nine Illinois families who had come to the Mexican state of Texas in 1832 and 1833. This structure, architecturally, is typical of . . . Map (db m186722) HM
14 Texas, Limestone County, Groesbeck — 4643 — Seth H. Bates
April 8, 1782 An early Ranger in the Texas War for Independence. Member, Captain Seale's Company 1835-1836 that was organized "agreeable to order from the Council of Texas." October 15, 1860Map (db m225706) HM
15 Texas, Limestone County, Kosse — 530 — Brown Family Cemetery
The Brown Family Cemetery traces its origin to the settlement of North Carolina native Ervin Brown (1801 1875) and his wife Matilda (1807-1871) in Washington County, Texas. In 1846, Ervin and Matilda moved their family to a 1600 - acre farm, in . . . Map (db m159060) HM
16 Texas, Limestone County, Kosse — 14038 — Kimik Kiln
Limestone County historically supported numerous pottery producing kilns. This industry succeeded near area outcroppings of kaolin, or potter's clay within the Wilcox geologic formation. Alberry Johnson began the first county pottery in 1859 near . . . Map (db m201961) HM
17 Texas, Limestone County, Kosse — 14004 — King-Williams Cemetery
Bardin King (1819-1891) and Elizabeth Susan Salter (1822-1879) married in Lowndes County, Alabama in 1842. The following year, they traveled west by wagon with their young son William and Susan’s parents and siblings, settling in Louisiana. Bardin . . . Map (db m156969) HM
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18 Texas, Limestone County, Kosse — 16984 — Kosse Tabernacle
After evangelist Abe Mulkey led a 1912 Revival at Kosse Methodist Church, City Officials decided to build a Tabernacle to accommodate Kosse's growing religious needs. The frame building, completed that year for $2,000, featured a gable-on-hip . . . Map (db m159089) HM
19 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 102 — Albert R. Mace(April 30, 1872 - Oct.18, 1938)
A peace officer 45 years, Mace joined Texas Rangers at age 21. He became Deputy Sheriff in Lampasas County in 1903; later served 12 years as Sheriff. He was President of the Texas Sheriffs' Association, 1920: Chief of Police in oil boom towns of . . . Map (db m159005) HM
20 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 452 — Booker T. Washington Park(Near the Historic Comanche Crossing of the Navasota River)
Set aside by deed in 1898 as a permanent site for celebrating June 19th - the Anniversary of the 1865 Emancipation of slaves in Texas. It was 2.5 miles south of this site that slaves of this area first heard their freedom announced. Limestone . . . Map (db m161560) HM
21 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 12029 — Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Parker State Park
In August 1935, construction of a state park began here on the former town site of Springfield under the direction of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The group assigned to build Fort Parker State Park was company 3807(C), an African American CCC . . . Map (db m161539) HM
22 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 1656 — First Baptist Churchof Mexia
Organized Jan. 14, 1872, by the Rev. W. Henry Parks. Some charter members came from Springfield Church (founded 1846), as that town was bypassed by Houston & Texas Central Railroad in 1871 and absorbed by Mexia. After meeting at first in a Lodge . . . Map (db m159044) HM
23 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 2858 — Joseph E. Johnston Reunion Grounds(4 mi. West) — (Camp No. 94, United Confederate Veterans) —
Established 1889, in era when Texas looked to Civil War Veterans for State Leadership. One of numerous parks on river banks or other favored sites that drew large, popular annual encampments. Statesmen came to make speeches. There were orations by . . . Map (db m161557) HM
24 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 2864 — Joseph Penn Lynch
Born in Kentucky 1810 A private and captain in the Army of the Republic of Texas, served in the San Jacinto Campaign 1836 Died in Springfield 1860 Erected by the State of Texas 1962Map (db m161537) HM
25 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 3354 — Mexia Oil Boom
One of great free-wheeling oil booms of America -- before proration was enforced. Population in Mexia increased from 4,000 to 50,000 within days after oil discovery in 1920 at Rogers No. 1 Well, located 1.6 miles west of this marker, just off FM . . . Map (db m145207) HM
26 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 3402 — Miss Rogers' Music Room
Built opposite public school, for Laura T. Rogers, who (1880- 1920) taught piano and choral music from 7 A.M. To 7 P.M., 6 days a week, 8 months in year. Had 4 pianos used all day; 8 pupils often played in unison. Auditorium, with overflow seating . . . Map (db m159003) HM
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27 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 3816 — Old Springfield
Named for the large spring on townsite donated Jan. 6, 1838, by Moses Herrin, who gave 4 lots to any person agreeing to settle in the town. 12 families later in 1838 were forced out by Indian hostility. Post office was established in 1846. When . . . Map (db m159046) HM
28 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 3817 — Old Springfield Cemetery
Established as a 10-acre community burial ground in town plat dedicated Jan. 6, 1838, by Moses Herrin. Earliest graves probably never had stone markers because of primitive frontier living conditions. It is recorded that 12 families were driven . . . Map (db m161494) HM
29 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 3869 — Origin of the Texas State Teachers Association
The first statewide teachers association in Texas had its beginnings in two regional teachers' organizations. The North Texas Educational Association was begun in Dallas in 1877. Teachers in Central Texas met in Austin in 1879, formed the Austin . . . Map (db m158972) HM
30 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 4563 — Sanders Walker
A veteran of the Texas War for Independence 1835 -1836 Erected by the State of Texas 1962Map (db m161538) HM
31 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 1844 — The First Presbyterian ChurchOf Mexia
Cumberland Presbyterians began this church in old Springfield (12 mi. SW) early in 1871. After Houston & Texas Central Railroad started the town of Mexia later in 1871, the congregation moved here. It erected a meetinghouse in 1878, and this . . . Map (db m158970) HM
32 Texas, Limestone County, Mexia — 5515 — Town Named for Gen. Jose Antonio Mexia(1800 - 1839)
Military officer and promoter of Texas Colonization. Served as Secretary of Mexican Legation to United States, 1829-1831. Led victorious Mexia Expedition to expel Centralists in Matamoros. 1832. Mexican senator, 1833-1834; he first supported . . . Map (db m159045) HM
33 Texas, Limestone County, Mt. Calm — 3487 — Mount Calm Cemetery
Settlers began arriving in this part of Limestone County in the 1850s. Soon Mount Calm community developed with a Masonic Lodge, stores, post office, school, and churches. James Samuel Kimmel, a pioneer settler, donated land for this cemetery, and . . . Map (db m161655) HM
34 Texas, Limestone County, Mt. Calm — 3517 — Mt. Antioch Cemetery
In 1854, Ezekiel J. Billington came to this area of Texas from Kentucky with his wife, Kitty Ann and their three children. Billington organized a Baptist Church the following year and named it Mt. Antioch. The six charter members of the Mt. . . . Map (db m161648) HM
35 Texas, Limestone County, Mt. Calm — Mt. Calm Confederate Memorial
To the memory of our Confederate defenders, we dedicate this marker on Sunday - October 27, 1996 With respect and pride, we honor their Confederate service during the War Between the States, 1861 – 1865. We remember their gallant . . . Map (db m161661) WM
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36 Texas, Limestone County, Prairie Hill — 4107 — Prairie Hill Baptist Church
This congregation was organized on October 18, 1885, with 12 charter members from the Mount Antioch Baptist Church assisting with the organization and ordination of deacons was Ezekial Jackson Billington (1826-1896), who had been ordained as a . . . Map (db m161584) HM
37 Texas, Limestone County, Prairie Hill — 4108 — Prairie Hill Cemetery
Prairie Hill Baptist Church members built a sanctuary here in 1890 on 3 acres donated by J.R. and Medora Leathers. A portion of the acreage near the sanctuary was set aside in 1894 to establish this community cemetery. The first recorded burial . . . Map (db m161585) HM
38 Texas, Limestone County, Tehuacana — 5216 — Tehuacana(Te-wah-kana)
Located at one of highest points (altitude 661 ft.) between Dallas and Houston. First noted in history by Philip Nolan's trading expedition, 1797. Home in early days of Tehuacana Indians, a Wichita tribe, who engaged in farming and peaceful pursuits . . . Map (db m92257) HM
39 Texas, Limestone County, Tehuacana — 12580 — Tehuacana Cemetery Reported damaged
This historic graveyard reflects the heritage of Tehuacana, an early Texas town founded in the 1840s by John Boyd (1796-1873). Elected from Sabine County to the First and Second Congresses of the Republic of Texas, Boyd moved to this part of the . . . Map (db m91810) HM
40 Texas, Limestone County, Tehuacana — 5844 — William ReesBuilder of Old Trinity University Structure — (June 15, 1845 - July 11, 1937) —
Born in Castletown, Marshfield Parish, England, of Welsh parents. In youth spent several years as an apprentice stonemason in Liverpool, England. Came to America in 1870, and to Tehuacana in 1872. A year later he was given the contract for the . . . Map (db m92256) HM
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Nov. 28, 2023