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Limestone County Alabama History and Profile:

Limestone County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area.

It is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Its name comes from Limestone Creek, a local stream. In 2000, the population was 65,676. In 2008, the United States Census Bureau estimated the county’s population at 76,135. Its county seat is Athens.

Limestone County was established by the Alabama Territory legislature on February 6, 1818.

Limestone County is home to Swan Creek Wildlife Management area, part of the Tennessee River, and a section of the Elk River. Athens is home to the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, an annual event that takes place each October, on the campus of Athens State University.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Limestone County, Alabama:

* Ardmore
* Athens
* Belle Mina (unincorporated)
* Decatur (part – most of Decatur is in Morgan County)
* Elkmont
* Huntsville (part – most of Huntsville is in Madison County)
* Lester
* Madison (part – most of Madison is in Madison County)
* Mooresville
* Tanner

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Limestone County Government

Limestone County Government – Official Site

Athens-Limestone Public Library
405 East South Street
Athens, AL 35611

Limestone County Historic Places

Athens Courthouse Square Commercial Historic District
Athens State College Historic District
Belle Mina
Blackburn House
Robert Donnell House
Joel Eddins House
George S. Houston Historic District
Governor George Smith Houston House
Mooresville
Old Athens, Alabama Main Post Office
Robert Beaty Historic District
Sulphur Trestle Fort Site
Woodside

Limestone County Genealogy Resources

Limestone County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

Limestone County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Limestone County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Limestone County

Limestone County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Limestone County, AL at
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News Related to Limestone County, AL

“Limestone County” al – Google News

Limestone County, Madison County authorities team up in cocaine trafficking raid – AL.com

Limestone County, Madison County authorities team up in cocaine trafficking raid
AL.com
… 48, and Takeea Rosetta Hicks, 26, were charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They remain in the Limestone County Jail on $66,000 bonds each.
Cash and multiple narcotics seized in bustWAFF

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Multiple pets found abandoned in recently vacated home in Limestone County – AL.com

Multiple pets found abandoned in recently vacated home in Limestone County
AL.com
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reports Malone admitted she left the animals behind but gave no explanation why she didn't feed them or give them away. Malone said she left food and water before leaving the home three weeks ago. She was charged …
Woman accused of leaving pets in abandoned home for three weeksWAAY
Limestone County Woman Accused of Animal CrueltyFox 54
Woman allegedly leaves all pets behind in moveWAFF

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Alabama Supreme Court rules OK to deny bond in Limestone County capital … – The Huntsville Times – al.com


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Alabama Supreme Court rules OK to deny bond in Limestone County capital
The Huntsville Times – al.com
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a state appeals court decision today and ruled that bond can be denied for a Limestone County man charged with capital murder even if he is not facing the death penalty. The court sided with …
Ala. Supreme Court reverses decision on Limestone County man's capital whnt.com
AL Supreme Court rules capital murder suspect can be held without bondWAFF
Moyers may return to jail until trialNews Courier

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Limestone County – AL.com

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Limestone County
AL.com
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Alabama 127 and Sewell Road. The Limestone County coroner's office confirmed the fatality Tuesday night and reported the wreck happened shortly …
Pedestrian hit, killed on Sewell Road in Limestone Countywhnt.com
Man killed in Limestone Co. crash involving pedestrianWAFF
Pedestrian killed by carNews Courier

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Limestone County deputies rescue man from overturned boat – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Limestone County deputies rescue man from overturned boat
The Huntsville Times – al.com
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama — A man out on the Tennessee River in Limestone County ran into trouble when his boat overturned Friday morning. Sheriff's deputies were able to rescue him before he got hurt or worse. Limestone County water rescue …




Limestone County man next social media celebrity – WAAY

Limestone County man next social media celebrity
WAAY
(WAAY)-A Limestone County man is gaining national attention after posting videos on social media. Now, he's getting offers for his own reality television show. On the social media app Vine, Athens native Jeremiah Forsyth is known as the Alabama Boss.

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