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Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A County Older Than the State

Limestone County

 
 
Limestone County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 4, 2009
1. Limestone County Marker
Inscription. created Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Cherokee Nation 1806 and by Chickasaw Nation in 1816. Named for creek (and its limestone bed), which runs through county. Few settlers here until Indian treaties. Athens became county seat in 1818. Limestone was the first Alabama county to be occupied by Federal troops during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1965 by The Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 48.189′ N, 86° 58.316′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling north on South Jefferson Street. Click for map. Located at Athens Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Athens AL 35611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Side of Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens Sacked and Plundered
A County Older Than the State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
2. A County Older Than the State Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faces of Market Street (about 500 feet away); Trinity School Cistern (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Limestone County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 6, 2012
3. Limestone County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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