Groesbeck

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Groesbeck, Texas

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BASAIC BASAIC
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Nice Town With a History Mar 28, 2017
I really enjoyed my all too brief time in Groesbeck. Worth visiting again. Groesbeck is a town of about 4400 (up 1% since 2000) located at the intersection of Texas Highways 14 and 164 in Limestone County in the Prairies and Lakes Section of Texas. Groesbeck was established in 1871 as a stop on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and was named for one of the railroad executives. Groesbeck quickly became a shipping center for livestock and agriculture and a center for oil, gas, and coal. Groesbeck is the county seat of Limestone County. Limestone County was established in 1846 with Springfield as the county seat. Boundary changes and the loss of the county courthouse to fire prompted a change of county seat to Groesbeck in 1873. The placement of the railroad a few miles away from the town and two devastating fires in 1873 prompted the demise of old Springfield. The current Limestone County Courthouse is the fifth for the county. It was designed by the Midwest Engineering Company and built by William Rice Construction Company both of Amarillo. The courthouse was completed in 1924 and is an outstanding example of the Classical Revival style of architecture with Beaux Arts influences. The Groesbeck City Hall (photo 4) was also completed in the early 1900s and is of historical and/or architectural interest. There are a couple of nice veteran's memorials on the courthouse grounds.

Groesbeck has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. I liked the brick streets in the old section of town.
Limestone County Courthouse
Old Bell
Limestone County Courthouse
Groesbeck City Hall
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BASAIC says:
Texas has some beautiful courthouses. I collect photos of county courthouses and have photographed over 1200 of them. They will all be posted on TB eventually.
Posted on: Mar 30, 2017
german_eagle says:
Impressive architecture of the courthouse.
Posted on: Mar 30, 2017
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