Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy

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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

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

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).