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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elkmont, Alabama

Clickable Map of Limestone County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Limestone County, AL (90) Lauderdale County, AL (239) Lawrence County, AL (59) Madison County, AL (212) Morgan County, AL (81) Giles County, TN (73) Lincoln County, TN (55)  LimestoneCounty(90) Limestone County (90)  LauderdaleCounty(239) Lauderdale County (239)  LawrenceCounty(59) Lawrence County (59)  MadisonCounty(212) Madison County (212)  MorganCounty(81) Morgan County (81)  GilesCountyTennessee(73) Giles County (73)  LincolnCounty(55) Lincoln County (55)
Athens is the county seat for Limestone County
Elkmont is in Limestone County
      Limestone County (90)  
      Lauderdale County (239)  
      Lawrence County (59)  
      Madison County (212)  
      Morgan County (81)  
      Giles County, Tennessee (73)  
      Lincoln County, Tennessee (55)  
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1 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Alabama Combat Infantrymen Monument
Front: To Honor All Combat Infantrymen 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
2 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Alabama's Role
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
3 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle
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
4 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Commerce
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
5 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Downtown Scenes
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
6 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Elkmont Pride: Family-School-Church
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
7 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Elkmont, Alabama / Tenn. & Ala. Central Railroad
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
8 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Legacy
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
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9 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Limestone County's First High School / The Delmore Brothers
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
10 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Old New Garden Cemetery / New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church
(Side A) 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
11 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Perspective
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
12 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Pettusville
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
13 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Saturn IB Launch Vehicle
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
14 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Sim Corder/Harrison Mill
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
15 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Sims Settlement Reported missing
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
16 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Sulphur Creek Trestle, 1864
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
17 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Visitors Center
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
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Feb. 22, 2024