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Hello and welcome to the new Limestone County GenWeb page. My name is Cheryl and I am working hard to revamp the Limestone County information. If you have anything to contribute, please feel free to contact me and we will get it uploaded to the site.  Email me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I would love to hear from you. I have several transcribing projects in mind and I hope some of you will volunteer to help make it possible.

Historical & BackgroundItems of Interest

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen

(Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921)

Limestone County was created by an act of the Alabama Territorial General Assembly on February 6, 1818. Formed from land comprising Elk County that was created on May 24, 1817. Limestone County is west of Madison County, north of the Tennessee River, and east of the western boundary line of range six, west of the basis meridian of the county. An act of the state General Assembly on November 27, 1821 gave to the county all of the land belonging to Lauderdale County, in the fork of the Tennessee and Elk Rivers, east of range six. Today Limestone County is bounded on the north by Giles County, Tennessee (alternate Giles County site) on the east, by Madison County, on the south by Morgan and Lawrence counties, and on the west by Lauderdale County.

The name of the county comes from the creek which flows through it, whose bed is of hard limestone. Athens was chosen as the county seat in 1819. Other towns of note are Belle Mina, Elkmont, Capshaw and Mooresville.


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