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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

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Fire destroys remote home in Limestone County – al.com

Fire destroys remote home in Limestone County
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ELKMONT, Alabama – A fire destroyed a home Saturday afternoon in Limestone County, AL.com news partner WHNT News 19 reports. Fire, Elkmont.png Firefighters battle Saturday afternoon blaze in Limestone County. (Contributed by WHNT News 19).
Fire destroys isolated Limestone County homewhnt.com
County firefighters battle home blazeNews Courier

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Substitute teacher in Limestone County charged with having sex with 15-year … – al.com (blog)


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Substitute teacher in Limestone County charged with having sex with 15-year
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – A 35-year-old woman is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy who was in her class when she was a substitute teacher at Clements High School. Karen Dyan Holt of Athens was charged with second-degree rape, …
Limestone County substitute teacher accused of having sex with studentwhnt.com
Substitute teacher in Limestone County charged with rape, sexual abuse of 15 Alabama’s News Leader
Substitute's relationship with teen discovered by mom on FacebookWTVM
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Man accused of demolishing, overturning 70 headstones at Limestone County … – al.com

Man accused of demolishing, overturning 70 headstones at Limestone County
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – A Falkville man arrested in 2012 after authorities say he was captured on surveillance video vandalizing dozens of headstones in a rural Tanner cemetery will go on trial Sept. 15 in Limestone County Circuit Court, court …




Limestone County Sheriff’s Department latest to provide body cameras to deputies – al.com

Limestone County Sheriff's Department latest to provide body cameras to deputies
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – Limestone County deputies are among the latest law officers in Alabama to receive body cameras to wear as part of their uniforms to record interactions with the public. Sheriff Mike Blakely said the department had been …

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5 charged in Limestone County meth bust – al.com

5 charged in Limestone County meth bust
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama — Limestone County authorities investigated a methamphetamine lab complaint on Cox Road and ended up taking five people into custody. Sheriff Mike Blakely said he and a narcotics investigator responded to information …
Limestone Co. officials arrest 5 in meth bustWAFF

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Madison County man injures Limestone County deputy while fleeing in vehicle – al.com

Madison County man injures Limestone County deputy while fleeing in vehicle
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama — Limestone County deputies say a Madison County man ended up in more trouble than he bargained for after he ran away from them Wednesday night, injuring one of them in the process. Sheriff Mike Blakely said deputies …
Man trying to secretly visit teen strikes Limestone deputy with carNews Courier

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