Limestone County

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Limestone County is named for the limestone deposit in the area.

 

Created:  April 11, 1846

County Seat: 

Springfield    1847 – 1873

Groesbeck    1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Groesbeck

 

Location:  200 West State Street / Ellis Street

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Classical Revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  R H Stuckey of Midwest Engineering Company of Amarillo

Contractor:  William M Rice of Amarillo

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story brick, concrete, tile and marble structure.  The building is located on landscape grounds in the center of the city.. The east and west ends project from the main building. The recessed center section has vertical classical columns between the windows and the three arched entrances. At the top of the second story is a wide header with small windows above on the third story. The building has a variety of ornamentation. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The contractor, William M Rice of Amarillo, also constructed courthouses as W M Rice Construction Company in Bailey CountyBriscoe CountyCochran CountyFreestone CountyLipscomb County, Oldham CountyParmer County and Wood County and designed the courthouse in Lynn County..

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Springfield in 1847. The second courthouse was built in Springfield in 1856 and burned in 1873. Wjen the county sear was moved to Groesbeck, the third courthouse was a brick structure designed by W C Dodson in 1878 at a cost of $23,000. The fourth courthouse was designed by Albert Ullrich and constructed by R H Stuckey in 1892 at a cost of $58,700. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $300,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hill County and Navarro County

E – Freestone County

S – Leon County and Robertson County

W – Falls County  and McLennan County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014