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

Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 10, 2014
1. Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence Marker
Inscription. A section of the fence that surrounded the 'Court House' grounds until 1916. When construction of the present building was planned, the fence was moved to the County Poor Farm on Elkton Rd.

This section donated to the people of Limestone County by the estate of John H. McCurry.
 
Erected 2007 by the Limestone County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 48.159′ N, 86° 58.301′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on South Jefferson Street near West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located on the Southwest side of the Limestone County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 W Washington Street, Athens AL 35611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens, Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Athens Sacked and Plundered (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); A County Older Than the State (within shouting distance of this marker); North Side of Square (about 300 feet
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By Lee Hattabaugh, March 10, 2014
2. Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Faces of Market Street (about 500 feet away); Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets (about 600 feet away); Trinity School Cistern (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 10, 2014
3. Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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