LIMESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

IRON TRUSS BRIDGES –This historic bridge on old Hwy 14 between Groesbeck and Mexia  is below the Fort Parker Lake dam and provides access to a park area and hiking trail. The iron trusses are strung with Christmas lights each holiday season.

PARKER FAMILY MONUMENT – This historic monument, located in Fort Parker Memorial Park and Cemetery, is off FR1245 west of Groesbeck. It depicts the Parkers and their daughter, Cynthia Ann, before her capture and life with the Comanches.

The Limestone County Historical Commission was created by the Texas Legislature. Its members are appointed by Commissioners Court.The LCHC works with The Texas Historical Commission, Limestone County Commissioners Court and the citizens of Limestone County to preserve the county’s rich history. It offers locations of Historical Markers, Iron Truss Bridges, Cemeteries, other historic entities and provides  GPS coordinates where possible.

The Limestone County Historical  Museum in Groesbeck contains volumes of historic  records, photos and facts.

For more information on specific subjects, visit these websites:
Limestone Country Historical Commission: http://www.limestonechc.com

Fun Facts about CHCs: http://www.thc.texas.gov/fun-facts-county-historical-commissions-0

Texas Historic Sites Atlas:  https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us to search for Limestone County sites

Publications for Limestone County history and cemeteries: http://www.limestonechc.com/chc-publications/

Cemeteries of Limestone County: 

http://www.limestonechc.com/app/download/8221294/Limestone+County+Cemetery+Index.pdf

http://www.limestonechc.com/app/download/8221400/Limestone_Cemeteries_Map2.pdf

Springfield Cemetery (Latitude 31.5933; Longitude -96.5305):  http://www.limestonechc.com/cemetery-preservation/springfield-cemetery/

Limestone County Historical Markers: http://www.limestonechc.com/historical-markers/

Limestone County Courthouse: http://www.co.limestone.tx.us

Plan Your Trip to Limestone County: https://www.traveltexas.com/trip-plan#/

Genealogy Research and Special Collections

Gibbs Memorial Library Special Collections: http://www.gibbslibrarymexia.org/

Groesbeck Public Library Genealogy Department: http://www.groesbecklibrary.org/groesbeck-genies

Historic Sites: http://www.limestonechc.com/county-sites/

Texas Historic Bridges: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/environmental/historic-bridge.html

Find Historic Bridges in Limestone County: https://txdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=cc9cf3452a324d0bb961a0c8b4edd898

We hope you will plan to visit us soon!