Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elkmont, Alabama
Athens is the county seat for Limestone County
Elkmont is in Limestone County
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To Honor All Combat
We were boys and we were young
We became men on that hill we overran
Some of us lived, many of us died
For a moment with us abide
and join in prayer with me
to honor those of the . . . — — Map (db m156897) WM
Alabama will continue to be key to America's future
leadership in space. NASA and its commercial and
academic partners in Alabama will manage the
development of the Space Launch System, history's
largest heavy-lift rocket, and human support . . . — — Map (db m160612) HM
On Sept. 25, 1864 Gen. N.B. Forrest's Confederate cavalry, with Morton's battery of 4 guns, attacked and captured the Union fort near here. The fort consisted of a square redoubt, rifle pits, two blockhouses, and some frame buildings. It protected a . . . — — Map (db m60870) HM
Train #3 southbound, circa 1913. The wye (turnaround) is visible on the right. Because trains traveled with only one engine in the early railroad days and the tracks further south were under construction, a wye was necessary at Elkmont for . . . — — Map (db m93859) HM
01: Looking south on Railroad Street.
02: McWilliams Store, June 1913.
03: Drugstore interior, 1940s.
04: Citizens' Bank, early 1900s.
05: Elkmont Post Office, circa 1900s.
06: Telephone switchboard, early 1900s.
07: Elkmont Post . . . — — Map (db m93856) HM
Limestone County High School (grades 9-12) was established in 1912. Money for the building, nearly $10,000, was obtained from three sources: the sale of property of an old Elkmont Elementary School, state funds, and private donations. Honored and . . . — — Map (db m93851) HM
Front The earliest settlers to this area moved across the Chickasaw boundary before 1810 and established the Sims and New Garden settlements. The area came to be known as Elkmont, for the once abundant elk, the Elk River and the "mount" on . . . — — Map (db m85426) HM
The Saturn I, the Saturn IB and the Saturn V were all
members of the Saturn family of rockets developed in
Huntsville. The Saturn IB, as displayed here in full scale,
had more power than the earlier Saturn I-enough for
orbital training missions . . . — — Map (db m160608) HM
Limestone County's First High School
"Limestone County High School” was established in Elkmont in 1912. The original building constructed in 1912, stood on Evans Street where Elkmont High School is currently located.
The County Board . . . — — Map (db m154184) HM
Old New Garden Cemetery
This cemetery is one of the oldest in Limestone County and is listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. Many of the areas earliest settlers are buried here including Patsy Elmore, widow of a . . . — — Map (db m73836) HM
The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, located on
Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal, has provided America's
space solutions since 1960. As one of NASA's largest
engineering centers, Marshall offers its extensive expertise
and unique facilities . . . — — Map (db m160609) HM
Pettusville was named for Dr. Thomas Coleman Pettus (1816-1890) who came from Lunenburg Co., Virginia and purchased land that encompassed Bailes Hollow in the late 1840s. Dr. Pettus discovered seven "medicinal springs” deep in the hollow. The . . . — — Map (db m154186) HM
Developed by the
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama,
and associated contractors.
Erected by the citizens of Alabama
as a tribute to the men and women who
made it possible for this nation to
explore space for peaceful purposes, . . . — — Map (db m160613) HM
Simeon Corder is said to have contracted with George Hamilton to build the mill and operate it for him in 1909. The contract was sealed with no more than a handshake. After Corder's death in 1923, his widow sold the mill to Aubrey Todd, who sold it . . . — — Map (db m93847) HM
Side A (North side) In the fall of 1806 a group of settlers led by William and James Sims, traveled from east Tennessee on flatboats down the Tennessee River and up the Elk River to this area. They landed near Buck Island and spread out . . . — — Map (db m85454) HM
Soon after this scene was captured of Union troops rebuilding Sulphur Creek Trestle, one mile south of here, in early 1864, the ring of hammers was replaced by the thunder of cannon fire. By the time the smoke cleared, more than 240 men were dead in . . . — — Map (db m154183) HM
While traveling through Alabama, we invite you to Visit the
U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of U.S. Space
Camp and Aviation Challenge, The journey through the
U.S. Space and Rocket Center will lead you from the
beginning of rocketry to . . . — — Map (db m160611) HM