Cemetery Preservaion


Limestone County cemeteries are important to our heritage and must be protected.


First Families of Limestone County


Early settlers of Limestone County can be honored as First Families of Limestone County.


Washington High School Historical Marker Dedication

The Texas Historical Marker for Washington High School in Groesbeck was dedicated in a ceremony on Saturday, September 16. The school was built in 1957 for African American students in Groesbeck ISD. After integration, the school became Groesbeck Junior High and serrved that purpose until 1989. It then became Enge-Washington Intermediate School and was named for the two principals of Washington High School, Nelson Washington and Elwood Enge. A new intermediate school was completed in 2011, and most of the old school was demolished in 2018.

Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant

The Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant is administered by the Limestone County Historical Commission.  The purpose of the grant is to preserve and maintain tombstones and to provide tombstones for unmarked graves in the cemeteries of Limestone County, Texas.  The specific activities eligible for the grant are securing markers for identified individuals in unmarked graves, leveling and straightening leaning tombstones, raising sunken markers, standing up fallen markers, and repairing broken markers.  No other activities will be funded.  Individuals or associations applying for the grant are expected to fund 10% of the cost of materials and labor.


There are no deadlines for submitting applications.  The maximum grant to be awarded for an application is $3,000.  Click one of the links below to download either a PDF file or a Word document of the grant application.



Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant Application (PDF)
Cemetery Grant Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [75.6 KB]
Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant Application (Word Document)
Cemetery Grant Application.docx
Microsoft Word document [28.2 KB]

Sandy Creek Cemetery Benefits from the Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant

Sandy Creek Cemetery was the first recipient of the Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant, which is being administered by the Limestone County Historical Commission. The cemetery received $2700 from the grant, which required the cemetery board to contribute $300 making a total of $3000 that was used to straighten, level, and repair tombstones. On Thursday, June 8, members of the Limestone CHC and the Sandy Creek Cemetery board inspected the completed work, which involved the restoration of 40 tombstones.


An application for the Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant is available for download above. Grants will be awarded on a first come basis until all grant funds are depleted, so cemetery associations and individuals associated with a cemetery are encouraged to apply sooner than later.

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Coolidge

The Texas Historical Marker for Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Coolidge was erected recently.

Limestone County Rosenwald Schools

The Limestone CHC is proud to announce that a new exhibit is currently on display in the foyer of the Limestone County Courthouse.  The Limestone County Rosenwald Schools exhibit provides a brief history of the Rosenwald Fund, which helped to build over 5,000 African-American schools across the rural south during the 1920s and 1930s, and features photos and information about the ten Rosenwald schools constructed in Limestone County.


Saint Paul Normal and Industrial College

Next Meeting

County Courtroom

Limestone Co. Courthouse

Groesbeck, TX


May 7, 2024

6:00 p.m.

Become a Member

Request for Appointment to the LCHC
LCHC Member Request Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [43.7 KB]

Help save the Mexia Home of Cindy Walker

Click on the link below to go to the Cindy Walker Foundation's gofundme account to make a donation to help save the Mexia home of the legendary songwrtiter Cindy Walker.


Gofundme-Cindy Walker Foundation

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