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

Confederate Circle

 
 
Confederate Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2016
1. Confederate Circle Marker
Inscription.  The Confederate Circle in Athens City Cemetery contains graves of over 50 soldiers killed in or around Athens during the WBTS, 8 unknown. Around 1898 ladies of the local UDC were working in the cemetery when bones, believed to be soldiers, were found. The ladies felt these soldiers deserved a proper burial. In 1901 the local UDC chapter placed markers with initials of the soldiers on each grave. In 1994 the Chapter researched and ordered new markers with full names and Military Service. The markers were replaced with joint effort of the SCV Camp 768 and UDC Chapter 198

"In honor of these soldiers who made the supreme sacrifices during these trying times."
 
Erected 2016 by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Joseph E. Johnston Chapter 198.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 34° 48.22′ N,
Confederate Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2016
2. Confederate Circle Marker
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86° 57.793′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker can be reached from East Hobbs Street west of Thomas Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Athens City Cemetery, approximately across Hobbs Street (south) from Athens State University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens AL 35611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens College Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens Big Spring Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens, Alabama (approx. Ό mile away); Athens College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trinity School Cistern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Faces of Market Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Street (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Confederate Circle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 16, 2016
3. Confederate Circle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2022