Limestone County, Texas
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Limestone County

Limestone County was created on April 11, 1846 from Robertson County. This county was named for the limestone deposits in the region .

The Limestone County Seat is located in Groesbeck also, the county government website is www.co.limestone.tx.us/.

Areas bordering to Limestone County are Navarro County (north), Freestone County (northeast), Leon County (southeast), Robertson County (south), Falls County (southwest), McLennan County (west), Hill County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Limestone County include Coolidge, Groesbeck, Kosse, Mexia, Tehuacana, Thornton.

Limestone County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Limestone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Limestone County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Limestone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Limestone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Limestone Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Limestone County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Limestone County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Limestone County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Limestone County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Limestone County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Limestone County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse destroyed by fire in October 1873 at Springfield and most county records were destroyed. A fire at Groesbeck on February 1, 1891, records were stored in vaults and were not lost. The unused Old Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Limestone County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: PO Box 350, Groesbeck 76642
  • Limestone County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (254) 729-5504
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1874 
    • Court Records: 1870
  • Limestone County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Limestone County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Limestone County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Limestone County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Limestone Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Limestone Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Limestone Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Limestone Co. TX Census Records

Limestone Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Limestone Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Limestone Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Limestone Co. TX General and History Websites

Limestone Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Limestone Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Limestone Co. TX Military Records

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