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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] &gt;&nbsp;Limestone County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Limestone County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
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Adopted by [http://limestoneco.org/ TXGenWeb Limestone County]
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Cheryl Burks
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|309px|TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.limestone.tx.us/ips/cms Limestone County Courthouse]<br> 200 West State Street PO Box 350<br> Groesbeck, Texas 76642<br> Phone: 254.729.5504 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1873, probate records from 1880’s, land records from late 1800’s, court records from 1900’s and military records from 1920’s; Distric Clerk has divorce<br> records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Limestone County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] County. '''County seat:''' Groesbeck <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] County. '''County seat:''' Springfield 1846-1873; Groesbeck 1873-present.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Limestone County: Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl09</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1873--'''Courthouse and most county records were destroyed by fire in October 1873.  
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'''1873--'''Limestone County Courthouse at Springfield and most county records were destroyed by fire in October 1873.  
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'''1891'''--Limestone County Courthouse at Groesbeck destroyed by fire on February 1, 1891.&nbsp; Records were stored in vaults and were not lost. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Courthouse Fire, Feb 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7310/groesbeck-tx-courthouse-fire-feb-1891</ref>
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'''1954--'''The Old Limestone County Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954. It had not been used as a courthouse since 1924, when the current courthouse was built.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Old Courthouse Fire, May 1954 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17517/groesbeck-tx-old-courthouse-fire-may-1954</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities and Towns''':&nbsp;Groesbeck&nbsp;| Mexia | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193723&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Coolidge&columns=*,0,0 Coolidge]&nbsp;| Fair Oaks | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193724&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Kosse&columns=*,0,0 Kosse]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=907629&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Tehuacana&columns=*,0,0 Tehuacana]&nbsp;| Thornton  
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'''Cities and Towns''':&nbsp;Groesbeck&nbsp;| Mexia | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Coolidge|subject|disp=Coolidge}}&nbsp;| Fair Oaks | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Kosse|subject|disp=Kosse}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Limestone%2C+Tehuacana|subject|disp=Tehuacana}}&nbsp;| Thornton  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Falls County, Texas|Falls]]  
 
*[[Falls County, Texas|Falls]]  
*[[Falls County, Texas|Freestone]]  
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*[[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]]  
 
*[[Hill County, Texas|Hill]]  
 
*[[Hill County, Texas|Hill]]  
 
*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
 
*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlimestone/cemeteries/cemeteriesindex.htm Cemetery Index] from [http://www.txgenweb.org www.txgenweb.org]&nbsp;project.  
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[http://limestoneco.org/cemeteries/cemeteriesindex.htm Cemetery Index] from TXGenWeb Limestone Co., TX
  
 
Rootsweb.ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.html cemetery project].  
 
Rootsweb.ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.html cemetery project].  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193722&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Limestone&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Limestone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Limestone_County,_Texas]]
 
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County Courthouse

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Limestone County Courthouse
200 West State Street PO Box 350
Groesbeck, Texas 76642
Phone: 254.729.5504

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1873, probate records from 1880’s, land records from late 1800’s, court records from 1900’s and military records from 1920’s; Distric Clerk has divorce
records[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from Robertson County. County seat: Springfield 1846-1873; Groesbeck 1873-present.[2][3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Limestone County Courthouse at Springfield and most county records were destroyed by fire in October 1873.

1891--Limestone County Courthouse at Groesbeck destroyed by fire on February 1, 1891.  Records were stored in vaults and were not lost. [4]

1954--The Old Limestone County Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954. It had not been used as a courthouse since 1924, when the current courthouse was built.[5]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Groesbeck | Mexia | Coolidge | Fair Oaks | Kosse | Tehuacana | Thornton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery Index from TXGenWeb Limestone Co., TX

Rootsweb.ancestry cemetery project.

Gloria B. Mayfield Cemetery Project for Limestone County, Texas

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1883. Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Limestone County, Texas. Page 669 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Limestone County: Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl09
  4. GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Courthouse Fire, Feb 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7310/groesbeck-tx-courthouse-fire-feb-1891
  5. GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Old Courthouse Fire, May 1954 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17517/groesbeck-tx-old-courthouse-fire-may-1954