This was our one hundred-fifty-fourth Courthouse in Texas to visit. That means we are at 60.6% of our goal with 39.4% left to go.
Date – 1924 Architect – R.H. Stuckey of Midwest Engineering Company Style – Classical Revival Texas Historic Landmark
The formidable 1924 Limestone County Courthouse was built of brick, concrete, marble and tile (you were expecting limestone?) The impressive courthouse is unusual in that there are practically no buildings facing it. Groesbeck has no “Courthouse Square” per se.
Originally the settlement of Springfield (five miles north of town on Hwy 14) was the county seat. It had to be – for years it was the only town in the county. It died shortly after the Houston and Texas Central railroad came through and bypassed the town in favor of Groesbeck.
Today a cemetery alongside the road to Fort Parker State Park is all that remains of Springfield.