Groesbeck, Texas

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Groesbeck is a city in and the county seat of Limestone County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 4,291 at the 2000 census. The community is named after a railroad employee.



Cynthia Ann Parker, mother of Quannah Parker was captured by the Comanche north of Groesbeck.

The arrival of the railroad in Groesbeck enabled it to become the county seat.

Residents of note


Groesbeck is located at 31°31′22″N 96°31′56″W / 31.52278°N 96.53222°W / 31.52278; -96.53222 (31.522907, -96.532125).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.27% is water.

The community is located at the junction of State Highways 14 and 164.

Groesbeck is the closest town to historic Old Fort Parker. (See Fort Parker massacre) The town holds an annual Christmas Festival at the site of old Fort Parker every December. The original fort has been re-built on the original site to exact specifications.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,291 people, 1,297 households, and 878 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,141.3 people per square mile (440.6/km²). There were 1,457 housing units at an average density of 387.5/sq mi (149.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.56% White, 24.91% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.53% of the population.

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