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Limestone County, Texas

Limestone County is located in East Central Texas and divided between the Brazos and Trinity rivers. Land features level to rolling terrain that borders the Blacklands and drains to the Navasota and tributaries. Also includes Lake Limestone. Local economy consists of government services and electricity plant.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $953K
Lowest Price $259K
Highest Price $6.3M
Total Listings 64
Avg. Days On Market 105
Avg. Price/SQFT $713

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Where is Limestone County, Texas?

  • Limestone County is in Central Texas about thirty miles due east of Waco. Mexia, its largest community, is approximately eighty miles south of Dallas. Groesbeck, the county seat, is near the county's center. The county comprises 931 square miles principally in the Blackland Prairies region.

  • The level to rolling prairie ranges from 375 to 665 feet above sea level. The land, on the divide between the Brazos and Trinity rivers, is drained by the Navasota River and its tributaries, which split the county in two. Bodies of water include Lake Mexia, Springfield Lake, and Lake Limestone.

Adjacent Counties

  • Navarro County (north)
  • Freestone County (northeast)
  • Leon County (southeast)
  • Robertson County (south)
  • Falls County (southwest)
  • McLennan County (west)
  • Hill County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Limestone County

  • Fort Parker State Park is a Texas state park near Mexia and to Limestone County seat Groesbeck, Texas. The city of Mexia and three local landowners donated the land creating the park in 1935. Enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking, camping, picnicking, bird and nature watching, paddling and geocaching. Host your group gatherings here, as well. Fort Parker offers some of the best sunsets in Central Texas, so bring your camera!
  • Old Fort Parker is a “must visit” historical site for anyone wanting to learn about early pioneers in what was to become the State of Texas. Whether you’re a history buff, or someone who would enjoy participating in a wide variety of unique events, you’ll want to visit time and time again.

Farming and Ranching in Limestone County 

  • The average annual precipitation is almost thirty-eight inches, and the temperatures range from an average low of 37° F in January to an average high of 96° in July. The average growing season lasts 255 days.
  •  In the southeastern section loamy soils overlie mottled gray and red or yellow, cracking, clayey subsoils; in the central section the soils are slightly acidic and loamy at the surface, with cracking clayey subsoils; and surfaces in the northwestern section are dark, calcareous, mostly cracking, clayey soils. The nearly level to undulating terrain and light-colored, medium to slightly acid soils of the Claypan area and Cross Timbers are also found in the county.
  • The vegetation includes mesquite, blackjack oak, pecan, bois d'arc, and elm trees as well as Indian grass and Texas winter grass in the northern area; the Post Oak Savannah vegetation of the southern area has tall grasses, Post oak, and blackjack oak. The natural resources of the county are clays, including kaolin and ceramic clays, limestone, industrial sand, glauconite, lignite coal, oil, and gas.

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