Publications of the Limestone CHC

The following publications by the Limestone County Historical Commission are available for purchase.

 

 

Limestone County

 

Author(s): William F. Reagan & The Limestone County Historical Commission
 

ISBN: 9780738596396

# of Pages: 128

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Binding: Softcover

# of Images: 200 Black and White

 

Price: $22.00

 

Can be purchased at Arcadia Publishing or Amazon.

 

Book Description:


Though Limestone County was established on April 11, 1846, the first Anglo settlers arrived in 1833, while Texas was still part of Mexico. They built Fort Parker, the site of an 1836 Indian attack. Of the five captives taken, Cynthia Ann Parker grew up as a Comanche, married a Comanche chief, and became the mother of Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief. Springfield was the first permanent settlement and first county seat. The Houston and Texas Central Railroad began construction of a line through the county in 1869 and established the towns of Kosse, Thornton, Groesbeck, and Mexia. Following the Civil War, cotton became the major agricultural endeavor. During the 1920s, the Mexia Oil Boom brought prosperity to the county. Sadly, many of the small farming communities disappeared after World War II, when cattle ranching replaced farming. Today, major attractions include Lake Limestone, Old Fort Parker, Fort Parker State Park, the Confederate Reunion Grounds, and the Prairie Hill Drag Strip.

 

Limestone County, Texas Cemeteries

 

Authors: Bruce & Linda Jordan

 

# of Pages: 1183

Publisher: Limestone County Historical Commission

Binding: Hardcover

 

Price: $140.00

 

Book Description:

 

This remarkable volume includes surveys of 149 Limestone County, TX Cemeteries.  In addition to the surveys, GPS coordinates, driving directions, and photographs for each cemetery are given.  Historical information is also provided for several.

 

An order form can be downloaded below.

Limestone County Cemetery Book Order Form
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June 2, 2024

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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.

 

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