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Limestone County Genealogy




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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.

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News Related to Limestone County, AL

“Limestone County” al – Google News

Fire truck responding to wreck on I-65 struck in Limestone County; motorists … – al.com (blog)

Fire truck responding to wreck on I-65 struck in Limestone County; motorists
al.com (blog)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – An Athens Fire Department engine responding to a wreck was struck by a motorist just before 8 a.m. today on Interstate 65 northbound near Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road, according to a city spokeswoman. Motorists are …

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Artists help feed hungry with Empty Bowls Project in Limestone County – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Artists help feed hungry with Empty Bowls Project in Limestone County
The Huntsville Times – al.com
ATHENS, Alabama – Artists in Limestone County have been working to create one-of-a-kind clay bowls for the grassroots fundraiser, The Empty Bowls Project , to benefit the hungry. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at

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Limestone County woman dies from injuries suffered March house fire – The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)

Limestone County woman dies from injuries suffered March house fire
The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama– A March house fire in Athens has claimed the life of a Limestone County woman. The fire happened on March 28 at a home in the 17000 block of Andrews Street in Athens, The Athens News Courier reports. Dominga …
Limestone Mother Dies Saving Her Children From Burning Trailerwhnt.com
Limestone County woman burned in fire diesWAAY
Limestone mom dies of injuries suffered in March house fireNews Courier

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Limestone County authorities seeking help finding suspect in corner store burglary – al.com (blog)

Limestone County authorities seeking help finding suspect in corner store burglary
al.com (blog)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – Limestone County authorities are looking for a suspect in connection to a burglary at Heritage Food Mart last Friday. Officials said the suspect entered the store at the corner of Mooresville Road and Thach Road stole
Limestone County Store Burglar Caught on CameraFox 54
VIDEO: Limestone County authorities searching for store burglarWAAY
Reward offered for information in convenience store burglaryWAFF

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Overnight house fire displaces Limestone County family – al.com (blog)

Overnight house fire displaces Limestone County family
al.com (blog)
ATHENS, Alabama — Oak Grove and Elkmont volunteer firefighters responded to an overnight house fire near Athens, according to AL.com's news partner, WHNT News 19. Limestone County fire (Contributed by WHNT News 19). Fire crews responded to a …
Woman Injured in Limestone County House FireFox 54

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Golfers battle conditions at wet and windy Limestone County Tournament – News Courier

Golfers battle conditions at wet and windy Limestone County Tournament
News Courier
ATHENS — Ardmore senior Lee Hodges putts on fourth hole at the Canebrake Club in Athens Tuesday during the Limestone County Tournament. … Although it seems like it just started, Alabama high school baseball's regular season is nearly over. Baseball …


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