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Limestone County Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - 310 W Washington Street. Athens, Alabama

 

Photo taken- January 2006

 

Limestone County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign

 

A County Older Then The State

 

Limestone County

 

created 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 the county.  Few settlers here until Indian treaties.  Athens became 

county seat in 1818.  Limestone was first Alabama county to be occupied by Federal Troops during the Civil War.  

 

Alabama Historical Association

 

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