Historic Markers Across Alabama

A County Older Than the State-Limestone County

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Market Street, Athens, Alabama
County: Limestone
Coordinates: N 34° 48.189    W 086° 58.316
  34.80315    -86.97193333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME7YD


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 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.

Erected 1965 by The Alabama Historical Association.

End of A County Older Than the State-Limestone County