Limestone Countycreated Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Cherokee Nation 1806 and by Chickasaw Nation in 1816. Named for creek (and its limestone bed), which runs through county. Few settlers here until Indian treaties. Athens became county seat in 1818. Limestone was the first Alabama county to be occupied by Federal troops during the Civil War.
|Placed By||The Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 502567 N 3851213|
|Decimal Degrees||34.80315000, -86.97193333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 48.189', W 86° 58.316'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 48' 11.34" N, 86° 58' 18.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||256, 205|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 Market St W, Athens AL 35611, US|
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