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

Limestone County Tornado Memorial

 
 
Limestone County Tornado Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
1. Limestone County Tornado Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Primary marker
The bricks in these walls were once part of the homes of Limestone Countians. Each one represents a dream, and the loss of that dream on April 27, 2011, when seven tornadoes hit Limestone County and 62 struck in Alabama, killing 247 people, including four locally.

Here, these bricks represent hope and the resilience of a community that came together to help one another recover that day, and in the wake of all tornadoes in Limestone County's history.

This memorial was built to ensure those who died are not forgotten and that we always remember the outpouring of aid that came in the wake of the tornadoes, from next-door neighbors and from strangers across the nation.
Made possible with help from:
United Way of Limestone County
Precision Masonry
Bethel Church of Christ
Rotary Club
The family of Jan Turner McElyea

Concrete marker 1
In honor of those who died in tornadoes in Limestone County, Alabama

Concrete marker 2
April 3, 1974
Louise Cain Thomas Lee Cain Willie Alvis Carter Helen Carter Teresa Carter Lillian Green Amos Green Elizabeth Hawkins Herman Lambert Patsy P. Lovell Rosie L. Maclin Hetty Ruth McGlocklin Sandra Ruth McGlocklin James Walter McGlocklin
Concrete marker 1 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
2. Concrete marker 1
Nobia L. Ruffin Mary Elizabeth Smith

Concrete marker 3
May 26, 1924
George Collins Ethel Collins James Lewis Collins Sam Lee Collins Charles Delbert Collins Edna Lizzie Collins Verna Lue Collins Annie Bell Collins

Concrete marker 4
April 27, 2011
Jan Turner McElyea Janice Peden Riddle Glen Riddle Shannon Sampson

May 18, 1995
Chuck Dale

February 15, 1939
Josie Emma Crutcher
 
Erected 2012 by Tornado Remembrance and Awareness Committee.
 
Location. 34° 45.898′ N, 86° 52.382′ W. Marker is in French Mill, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 72) 0.3 miles east of Mooresville Road (County Route 71), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Monument is located in front of Bethel Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Athens AL 35613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cambridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cotton Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nicholas Davis (approx. 4.7 miles away); Confederate Circle (approx. 5.8 miles
Concrete marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
3. Concrete marker 2
away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old Town Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Athens Big Spring Memorial Park (approx. 6 miles away); Athens College Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Concrete marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
4. Concrete marker 3
Concrete marker 4 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
5. Concrete marker 4
Limestone County Tornado Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
6. Limestone County Tornado Memorial
Limestone County Tornado Memorial sign image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2012
7. Limestone County Tornado Memorial sign
looking west toward Mooresville Road. The small sign is for the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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