A County Older Than the State

A County Older Than the State (HMJDV)

Location: Athens, AL 35611 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.189', W 86° 58.316'

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Limestone County

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.
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 502567 N 3851213
Decimal Degrees34.80315000, -86.97193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.189', W 86° 58.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 11.34" N, 86° 58' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Market St W, Athens AL 35611, US
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