Confederate Circle

Confederate Circle (HM1RVD)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.22', W 86° 57.793'

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The Confederate Circle in Athens City Cemetery contains graves of over 50 soldiers killed in or around Athens during the WBTS, 8 unknown. Around 1898 ladies of the local UDC were working in the cemetery when bones, believed to be soldiers, were found. The ladies felt these soldiers deserved a proper burial. In 1901 the local UDC chapter placed markers with initials of the soldiers on each grave. In 1994 the Chapter researched and ordered new markers with full names and Military Service. The markers were replaced with joint effort of the SCV Camp 768 and UDC Chapter 198

"In honor of these soldiers who made the supreme sacrifices during these trying times."
Year Placed2016
Placed ByUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Joseph E. Johnston Chapter 198
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 503364 N 3851271
Decimal Degrees34.80366667, -86.96321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.22', W 86° 57.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 13.2" N, 86° 57' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-898 Hobbs St E, Athens AL 35611, US
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