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*'''[[Limestone County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Limestone County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Limestone County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*[http://ohsweb.Alabamahistory.org/death// Alabama][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 &nbsp;Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Alabama, County Births, 1856-1909}} [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]
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*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Alabama, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]
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*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1953}}&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}}&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Limestone County]]''
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Limestone County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
LIMESTONE COUNTY, 310 W. Washington Ave., Athens, AL 35611, (256) 233-6406
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, 310 W. Washington Ave., Athens, AL 35611, (256) 233-6406  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Battle information from [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#al Civil War Battle Summaries by State], by the Heritage Preservation Services.  
 
Battle information from [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#al Civil War Battle Summaries by State], by the Heritage Preservation Services.  
  
[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ALmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Alabama.
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[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ALmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Alabama.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
=== Limestone County Archives ===
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=== Limestone County Archives ===
  
*Intro to the Archives&nbsp;([http://www.limestonecounty-al.gov/LC_Archives.html http://www.limestonecounty-al.gov/LC_Archives.html])
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*Intro to the Archives&nbsp;([http://www.limestonecounty-al.gov/LC_Archives.html http://www.limestonecounty-al.gov/LC_Archives.html])  
*Online research of Archives records (follow link from home page)
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*Online research of Archives records (follow link from home page)  
 
*Friends of the Archives ([http://www.limestonefoa.org/ http://www.limestonefoa.org/])
 
*Friends of the Archives ([http://www.limestonefoa.org/ http://www.limestonefoa.org/])
  

Revision as of 16:12, 11 May 2012

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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






For earlier dates, try...

  • Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections


Limestone County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Limestone County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Athens
Courthouse



United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Limestone County

County Courthouse

LIMESTONE COUNTY, 310 W. Washington Ave., Athens, AL 35611, (256) 233-6406

History

Parent County

1818--Limestone County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Chicksaw Cession in 1816.
County seat: Athens [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ardmore Decatur Lester Tanner
Athens Elkmont Madison
Belle Mina Huntsville Mooresville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Elkmont

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War Battles Fought in Limestone County
  • 1864 - January 26 = Athens
  • 1864 - October 26-29 = Decatur

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Limestone County Archives

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).