Leon County is a county located in the state of Texas. Centerville is the county seat of Leon County. The county was formed in 1846 from a portion of Robertson County, and the county was named for Martin de Leon. He was the founder of Victoria in Texas. The local tradition says that the county is named for yellow wolf which is commonly referred to as “Leon” in Spanish. The first county seat was Leona but it was changed to Centerville in 1851. Top sights and tourist attractions that are noticeable in Leon County are Fort Boggy State Park, Herman Hammond Park, Stanmire Lake, and Lake Limestone.