North Side of Square

North Side of Square (HM1RO2)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.205', W 86° 58.296'

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The second Confederate Monument was erected in June 1912. This view shows the intersection of Market and Marion streets.

The 4-H'ers parade their cattle on the courthouse lawn in 1959. Judges were on hand to give a blue ribbon for the best stock.

E.T. Gray & Son with a new shipment of shoes in the 1920s. This store was later known as Gray & Holt. Note the Lyle Photography Studio sign.

In 1909 the first Confederate Monument was placed in the middle of the street but was moved to the courthouse lawn, when the city paved the street. In November 1911 the Monument was moved to the city cemetery to watch over the Confederate Circle of Soldiers.

North side of square-1939. New Way Grocery with Gulf gas sign, two unnamed stores and Crutcher-White Hardware.

A series of fires around the square destroyed many of the business here between 1882 and 1902. This photograph shows that the north side had recovered and was back in business by 1904.

The courthouse was not only used for official business, but also served as a gathering place for activities such as this 1931 auction of a buggy and hay rake. In 1863 Colonel Wallace Campbell of the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry surrendered to General Nathan Bedford Forrest on the lawn. A granite stone marked the site. Notice the bricked street and views of the north side of the square.

Views of Market Street.
HM NumberHM1RO2
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Date Added Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 502597 N 3851243
Decimal Degrees34.80341667, -86.97160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.205', W 86° 58.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 12.3" N, 86° 58' 17.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256, 205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204-212 Market St W, Athens AL 35611, US
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