“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Groesbeck, 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 (39) Falls County, TX (27) Freestone County, TX (38) Hill County, TX (58) Leon County, TX (13) McLennan County, TX (127) Navarro County, TX (78) Robertson County, TX (50)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  FreestoneCounty(38) Freestone County (38)  HillCounty(58) Hill County (58)  LeonCounty(13) Leon County (13)  McLennanCounty(127) McLennan County (127)  NavarroCounty(78) Navarro County (78)  RobertsonCounty(50) Robertson County (50)
Groesbeck is the county seat for Limestone County
Groesbeck is in Limestone County
      Limestone County (39)  
      Falls County (27)  
      Freestone County (38)  
      Hill County (58)  
      Leon County (13)  
      McLennan County (127)  
      Navarro County (78)  
      Robertson County (50)  
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1Texas (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
2Texas (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
3Texas (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
4Texas (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
5Texas (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
6Texas (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
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7Texas (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
8Texas (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
9Texas (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
10Texas (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
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Nov. 28, 2022