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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civlian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

23,527
0.6
933.2
905.3
363–690
40.34
35.2
94.1
8,190
5.3
$77,883,003
$33,135
$3,121,086,594
$242,960,436

map of Limestone County
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Physical Features: East central county on divide between Brazos and Trinity rivers; borders Blacklands, level to rolling; drained by Navasota and tributaries; Lake Limestone.

Economy: Government/services, electricity-generating plant.

locator map for Limestone County

History: Tawakoni (Tehuacana) and Waco area, later Comanche raiders. First Anglo-Americans arrived in 1833. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created from Robertson County and organized in 1846; named for indigenous rock.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 58.6; Black, 17.9; Hispanic, 21.9; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 342; deaths, 290; marriages, 129; divorces, 12.

Recreation: Fishing, lake activities; Fort Parker; Confederate Reunion Grounds; historic sites; museum; hunting; Groesbeck fiddle festival in May.

Minerals: Natural gas, lignite coal.

Agriculture: Hay, corn, wheat, sorghum; beef cattle, horses, poultry. Market value $48.3 million.

GROESBECK (4,327) county seat, oil & gas, agriculture, manufacturing, hunting, mining, prison, power generating, hospital, museum.

MEXIA(7,725) government/services [state school], manufacturing; hospital, college extension campus; Boomtown History Day in April.

Other towns include: Coolidge (1,005), Kosse (472), Prairie Hill (150), Tehuacana (302), Thornton (533).

Limestone County Courthouse in Groesbeck

The Limestone County Courthouse in Groesbeck. Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC).