Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Daniel, at age 19, was appointed County Judge in 1821, served Alabama House of Representatives 1829-30, Alabama Supreme Court Justice 1851-52. He and brother Ruffin, were incorporators of Athens Female Academy (now Athens State University) in 1822. Ruffin (1798-1849) elected Sheriff 1821 and 1828. He, mother Martha Cocke Coleman (1760-1842), and other family members buried here.
Erected 2002 by Limestone County Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
Location. 34° 47.79′ N, 86° 58.534′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Grace Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Henderson / Trinity School - 1865-1970 (approx. ¼ mile away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Athens Sacked and Plundered (approx. half a mile away); Athens First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Athens, Alabama (approx. half a mile away); Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence (approx. half a mile away); A County Older Than the State (approx. half a mile away); Governor George S. Houston Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.