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Limestone County Courthouse Trail of Trees - Texas , United States

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Limestone County Texas Courthouse

On Highway 14 in Groesbeck is one of Texas' 254 county courthouses. There are nine species of trees and shrubs around this 1924 courthouse. This area has a great history and if you have the time, you should visit Old Fort Parker.

Here is what it says about the courthouse on the historical marker:
Limestone County Courthouse - Limestone County was established in 1846. Springfield served as the first county seat, but geographic boundary changes and the burning of the Springfield Courthouse led to the designation of Groesbeck as the county seat in December 1873. Three more official courthouses served the county before the early 1920s. The county employed the midwest engineering company of Amarillo to draw up plans for a new structure in 1923. The William Rice Construction Company, also of Amarillo, received a contract for $300,000 to erect this structure. Rice had been the contractor for both the Lipscomb and Lynn County courthouses. A fine example of a classical revival building with beaux arts influences, the 1924 Limestone County Courthouse is a variation on the most common themes of early 20th century courthouses. Then-modern construction methods, such as reinforced concrete structural systems covered in brick and terra cotta, were employed. The elevations -- classical columns flanking the windows, upper floors adorned with balustrades and elaborate cornucopia moldings -- indicate that the edifice is intended to be viewed from all sides. The Limestone County Courthouse functions as the heart of Limestone County and it continues to be used for daily county governmental business. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_County,_Texas

For more information on trees and other plants for Limestone County, contact your Extension Agent here.


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The Great Texas Tree Trail is sponsored by the Texas Urban Forestry Council and the Texas Forest Service. With our partners we have created many Texas Tree Trails that you can find at www.GreatTexasTreeTrail.org.  Check there for links to champion, historic and other Great Texas Tree Trails in your neck of the woods.
 
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Great Texas Tree Trail, Texas Forest Service, Limestone County Courthouse Trail of Trees, Tree Identification, Tree ID (edit)
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Trip Info
November 17, 2010
Trip Location: Groesbeck, Texas, United States
Length: 0.0 miles
Activity: Tree Trail
Trip viewed 1,358 times
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