Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Elkmont Pride: Family-School-Church
The remodeled Limestone County High School, 1937.
The Elkmont Methodist Church opened its doors in 1884. The original structure can be seen in the view from School House Hill shown above. At that time the church faced east. This is a sketch of the new church, built in 1936, when the entrance was changed to face Children Street.
This picture is a view of Elkmont taken from School House Hill by Cora Evans, circa 1910. The scenes have changed, but the pride is the same in family, school, and church.
The Delmore Brothers (Rabon one the left and Alton on the right) are credited by The Country Music Hall of Fame as "…perhaps the most musically sophisticated, most creative and most technically proficient of all the duo acts."
Elkmont Elementary, built on Smithfield Road in 1937 by the citizens of Elkmont, accommodated 115 pupils. The school remained active until the late 1960s.
The site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle is located one mile south of downtown Elkmont on "The Rails to Trails" path. The structure pictured replaced the original wooden trestle destroyed during the Civil War.
First Baptist Church, built in the early 1900s, was located on the old route of Highway 127. This structure still stands, but the church has a new building on McWilliams Street.
Powers Hospital, located on Upper Fort Hampton Road, still stands as a reminder of the more flourishing days of downtown. Elkmont was once served by doctors Joe Maples, Will Maples, C.V. May hall, A.D. Powers and Joe Whitfield.
Elk Theater opened on a Saturday in the fall of 1948 and burned in February 1950.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 34° 55.754′ N, 86° 58.398′ W. Marker is in Elkmont, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Upper Fort Hampton Road (County Route 49) east of Railroad Street, on the left when traveling east. Located along the Richard Martin Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkmont AL 35620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downtown Scenes (here, next to this marker); Commerce (here, next to this marker); Elkmont, Alabama / Tenn. & Ala. Central Railroad (here, next to this marker); Limestone County's First High School / The Delmore Brothers (here, next to this marker); Sulphur Creek Trestle, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle (approx. 1½ miles away); Old New Garden Cemetery / New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pettusville (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkmont.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.