Groesbeck is a city in and the county seat of Limestone County, Texas,United States. The population was 4,328 at the 2010 census. The community is named after a railroad employee.
Location of Groesbeck, Texas
The city of Groesbeck was dedicated as a township by Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1869. It was named for Abraham Groesbeeck, a railroad director. The difference in spelling between the person and town is a result of the Post Office directives for simpler spelling. Development of its city government began in 1871. Groesbeck became the county seat of Limestone county in 1873 and is home to the "Million Dollar Courthouse." Old Fort Parker Historical Site on north side of Groesbeck is preserved to tell the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured by comanches, and became the mother of Quannah Parker the last Comanche chief.
The city of Groesbeck is served by the Groesbeck Independent School District, which includes five different schools: Preschool, H.O.Whitehurst, Enge Washington, Groesbeck Middle School, and Groesbeck High School.