Limestone County Tornado Memorial

Limestone County Tornado Memorial (HM1DJJ)

Location: Athens, AL 35613 Limestone County
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N 34° 45.898', W 86° 52.382'

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The bricks in these walls were once part of the homes of Limestone Countians. Each one represents a dream, and the loss of that dream on April 27, 2011, when seven tornadoes hit Limestone County and 62 struck in Alabama, killing 247 people, including four locally.

Here, these bricks represent hope and the resilience of a community that came together to help one another recover that day, and in the wake of all tornadoes in Limestone County's history.

This memorial was built to ensure those who died are not forgotten and that we always remember the outpouring of aid that came in the wake of the tornadoes, from next-door neighbors and from strangers across the nation.
Made possible with help from:
United Way of Limestone County
Precision Masonry
Bethel Church of Christ
Rotary Club
The family of Jan Turner McElyea

Concrete marker 1
In honor of those who died in tornadoes in Limestone County, Alabama

Concrete marker 2
April 3, 1974
Louise Cain · Thomas Lee Cain · Willie Alvis Carter · Helen Carter · Teresa Carter · Lillian Green · Amos Green · Elizabeth Hawkins · Herman Lambert · Patsy P. Lovell · Rosie L. Maclin · Hetty Ruth McGlocklin · Sandra Ruth McGlocklin · James Walter McGlocklin · Nobia L. Ruffin · Mary Elizabeth Smith

Concrete marker 3
May 26, 1924
George Collins · Ethel Collins · James Lewis Collins · Sam Lee Collins · Charles Delbert Collins · Edna Lizzie Collins · Verna Lue Collins · Annie Bell Collins

Concrete marker 4
April 27, 2011
Jan Turner McElyea · Janice Peden Riddle · Glen Riddle · Shannon Sampson

May 18, 1995
Chuck Dale

February 15, 1939
Josie Emma Crutcher
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTornado Remembrance and Awareness Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511618 N 3846986
Decimal Degrees34.76496667, -86.87303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.898', W 86° 52.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 53.88" N, 86° 52' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25467-25543 Lee Highway, Athens AL 35613, US
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