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Limestone County, Texas


The Friendly City, Gateway to Lake Limestone

Page Contents for Groesbeck, Texas

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Groesbeck is approximately 3,390 (1998), 4328 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,405 (1990), 1286 (2010).
The amount of land area in Groesbeck is 8.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.025 sq kilometers.
The distance from Groesbeck to Washington DC is 1247 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
Groesbeck is positioned 31.52 degrees north of the equator and 96.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Groesbeck city color is red.


east of Waco in east-central Texas. Here is a map page for Groesbeck.
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History & History Related Items

This town was named for Abraham Groesbeeck, one of the directors of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1869. The town was incorporated on 12 April 1871 by an act of the Texas Legislature. At the time of incorporation, the city name was spelled Groesbeck and was never corrected.

Here is a history page for Groesbeck.
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Old Fort Parker State Historical Park

Ft. Parker Monument, Ft. Parker State Park, Lake Limestone, Confederate Reunion Grounds, Limestone County Historical Museum, Maffett Memorial Library,Limestone County Youth Livestock Show, Southwest Fiddlers Championship, Groesbeck Open Tennis Tournament, Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Show- Spring & Fall,Lions Club Classic Car Show, A Summer's Night at Old Ft. Parker (1stSat. in June) For info call 254-729-5253, Fort Fest (April 21); Braschler Music Show; Chamber of Commerce Annual Gospel Concert
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Groesbeck City Government

City Hall
402 W. Navasota St.
Groesbeck, Texas 76642
Phone: 254-729-3293
Fax: 254-729-3501

These names are current as of 2-19-01:
City Secretary- Martha Stanton
Phone: 254-729-3293

Groesbeck Economic Development Corporation- Sharon Barnes, Exec. Dir.
Phone: 254-729-5375

Groesbeck Chamber

Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce
110 N. Ellis St.
Groesbeck, Texas
Phone: 254-729-3894
Tom Hawkins, President (2-2001)

Groesbeck Organizations

Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce
110 N. Ellis St.
Groesbeck, Texas
Phone: 254-729-3894
Tom Hawkins, President (2-2001)

Groesbeck Libraries

Maffett Memorial Library
601 W. Yeagua St.
Groesbeck, Texas
Phone: 254-729-3667
Denise Carter, Librarian (2-2001)
Library Hours: Mon.-Wed. 12-5 pm, Thurs.-Fri. 12-6 pm Sat. 9-12 noon

Groesbeck Schools

Groesbeck ISD
1202 N. Ellis
Groesbeck, Texas 76642
Phone: 254-729-3808
Fax: 254-729-5167 Groesbeck


The population of Groesbeck was:
1970 - 2,396
1980 - 3,373
1990 - 3,185
1997 - 3,360
1998 - 3,390

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